Issued 08:00 PM AST 20 February 2019
Tonight and Thursday.
Wind northwest 25 to 30 knots with gusts to 45 in the Honguedo Strait this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 late overnight and to variable 10 to 15 early Thursday morning. Wind increasing to southerly 15 to 20 Thursday afternoon then diminishing to light Thursday evening.
Flurries ending late overnight. Periods of snow beginning early Thursday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.
Freezing spray warning in effect.
Over open water severe freezing spray becoming moderate ending overnight.
Low tonight minus 16. High Thursday minus 10.
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Ice ForecastsIssued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday
Ice EdgeFirst ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4510N 6610W to Nova
Scotia near 4440N 6550W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.
Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4400N 6440W to 4500N
6130W to 4430N 5835W to 4555N 5715W to 4720N 5850W to Newfoundland
near 4720N 5515W. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.
Ice CoverageIce pressure warning in effect.
7 tenths grey ice except 9 tenths grey-white ice including 3 tenths
first-year ice in the southwestern section. Strong ice pressure
today easing Thursday morning in the southwestern section.
Iceberg BulletinIssued 11:00 AM EST 20 February 2019
Iceberg LimitIceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4725N 5250W to 4705N 4800W to 4900N 4625W to 5235N 4700W to 5700N
5400W to 6040N 5945W to 6325N 5535W to 5700N 4900W then eastwards.
Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.
Iceberg CountNo confirmed icebergs.
Warnings (In effect)
AnticostiIssued 8:00 PM AST 20 February 2019
Moderate or severe freezing spray is occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.
AnticostiIssued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2019
Navigators in this marine area should be on the lookout for hazardous ice conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Please refer to the latest ice forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio stations.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 8:00 PM AST 20 February 2019 Tonight and Thursday At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight ridge located over the western Marine
By 10:00 a.m. AST Thursday ridge located from Anticosti Island to
East Scotian Slope.
At 10:00 a.m. AST Thursday low 1007 mb located west of Georges Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Thursday low 998 mb located over East Scotian
Marine Weather StatementIssued 7:51 PM AST 20 February 2019 A ridge of high pressure west of the Maritimes will gradually build
across the district tonight and Thursday. Gale force northwesterlies
ahead of the ridge will diminish from west to east as it nears the
region. Meanwhile a low pressure system will approach southwestern
waters Thursday morning and will move to lie over East Scotian Slope
Thursday evening. Winds will strengthen to strong to gale force
southeasterlies ahead of the low then shift to strong to gale force
westerlies in its wake.
Gale warnings are in effect for Georges Bank, West Scotian Slope,
eastern shore - eastern half, Sable - eastern half, East Scotian
Slope, Fourchu, Banquereau, Laurentian Fan, Cabot Strait and
Gulf-Magdalen - northeastern half.
Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for southwestern shore, LaHave Bank, eastern shore, Sable,
East Scotian Slope, Fourchu, Banquereau, Laurentian Fan, Cabot
Strait, Gulf Magdalen - northeastern half, and Anticosti.
St. Lawrence - St. Lawrence River Area
- Beauport to L'Isle-aux-Coudres
- Browns Bank
- Chaleur - Miscou
- Cornwall to Montréal
- Donnacona to Beauport
- Grand Manan
- Gulf - Magdalen - northeastern half
- Gulf - Magdalen - southwestern half
- Kingston to Cornwall
- Lake Memphrémagog - northern half
- Lake Nipissing
- Lake Saint-Jean
- L'Isle-aux-Coudres to Tadoussac
- Montréal to Trois-Rivières
- Northumberland Strait - western half
- Pointe à Michel to Pointe-des-Monts
- Pointe-des-Monts to Anticosti - northern half
- Pointe-des-Monts to Anticosti - southern half
- Richelieu River and Northern Lake Champlain
- Saguenay to Tadoussac
- Tadoussac to Pointe à Michel
- Trois-Rivières to Donnacona
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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