Anticosti - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 24 January 2018

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind easterly 40 knots diminishing to variable 15 to 20 early this morning then increasing to west 35 late this morning. Wind increasing to west 45 this afternoon then veering to northwest 35 Thursday afternoon.

Snow and freezing rain changing to rain and fog patches early this morning then to flurries this morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation and in fog patches.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate freezing spray beginning this afternoon except severe tonight and Thursday.

Temperatures plus 1 falling to minus 15 Thursday morning.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 24 January 2018

Anticosti - eastern half

Today Tonight and Thursday. Over open water seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 late this morning and to 2 to 3 Thursday afternoon.

Anticosti - western half

Today Tonight and Thursday. Over open water seas 2 to 3 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 24 January 2018
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 30 knots.
Saturday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southerly 25 to 30.
Sunday Wind westerly 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Anticosti - northeastern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday 2 tenths new ice except 9 tenths grey ice including 1 tenth first-year ice in the extreme western section. 

Anticosti - southwestern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday 6 tenths grey ice except 9 plus tenths grey ice including 2 tenths first-year ice in the western section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Anticosti - northeastern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6515W to Nova
Scotia near 4505N 6500W. Sea ice northeast of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6335W to 4505N
6045W to 4605N 5925W to 4835N 6125W to 4945N 6000W to 5005N 5815W to
4820N 5930W to Newfoundland near 4810N 5850W. Sea ice north of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

2 tenths new ice except 9 tenths grey ice including 1 tenth
first-year ice in the extreme western section.

Ice Forecasts

Anticosti - southwestern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6515W to Nova
Scotia near 4505N 6500W. Sea ice northeast of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6335W to 4505N
6045W to 4605N 5925W to 4835N 6125W to 4945N 6000W to 5005N 5815W to
4820N 5930W to Newfoundland near 4810N 5850W. Sea ice north of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

6 tenths grey ice except 9 plus tenths grey ice including 2 tenths
first-year ice in the western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 23 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5320N 5550W to 5330N 5130W to 5500N 5130W to 5700N 5300W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Anticosti - northwestern half

Issued 06:21 AM AST 24 January 2018

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Anticosti - northwestern half

Issued 06:21 AM AST 24 January 2018

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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 24 January 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. AST today deepening low 990 mb located over northern
New Brunswick.
By 3:00 a.m. AST today low 972 mb located east of Labrador.

At 3:00 a.m. AST today trough located on a line north-south over
western Nova Scotia.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight trough located east of the Marine District.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Thursday deepening low 1011 mb located south of
West Scotian Slope.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Thursday low 1002 mb located east of Laurentian
Fan.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 6:23 AM AST 24 January 2018 A low pressure system over the Gaspé Peninsula early this morning
will move across Southern Labrador this evening while a trough of low
pressure moves across the district. South to southeast gales
affecting most of the district ahead of the trough will occasionally
reach storm force over Northern Cabot Strait early this morning
before shifting to strong to gale force southwesterlies later this
morning behind the trough. Strong to gale force westerlies will
persist over northernmost waters tonight and Thursday while southern
waters will see generally strong northwesterlies. Colder air moving
back over much of the district tonight and Thursday will bring
occasional freezing spray over northern waters as well as over
southern coastal waters.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
northern half of Cabot Strait. Gale warnings are in effect for all
remaining waters except Fundy, Grand Manan, and Lurcher.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Fundy, Grand Manan,
Lurcher, southwestern shore, eastern shore, Fourchu, northwestern
half of Banquereau, Cabot Strait, Northumberland Strait,
Gulf-Magdalen, Chaleur-Miscou, and Anticosti.

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