Gulf - Magdalen - northeastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 19 February 2019

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 30 Wednesday evening.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water severe freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 11 falling to minus 16 after midnight.

Waves

Issued 05:00 PM AST 19 February 2019

Gulf - Magdalen - eastern half

Tonight and Wednesday. Over open water seas 2 to 3 metres.

Gulf - Magdalen - western half

Tonight and Wednesday. Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 19 February 2019
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the morning then becoming southeast 15 late in the day.
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 25.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 knots backing to westerly 15 to 20 late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 February 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice pressure warning in effect. 2 tenths grey ice except 9 plus tenths grey-white ice including 4 tenths first-year ice in the southwestern section and along the Cape Breton coast. Strong ice pressure today and continuing Wednesday in the pack ice and along the Cape Breton coast. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 February 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4510N 6610W 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 Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

2 tenths grey ice except 9 plus tenths grey-white ice including 4
tenths first-year ice in the southwestern section and along the Cape
Breton coast. Strong ice pressure today and continuing Wednesday in
the pack ice and along the Cape Breton coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 19 February 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4739N 5247W to 4715N 4830W to 4900N 4645W to 5210N 4700W to 5700N
5400W to 6040N 5945W to 6325N 5535W to 5700N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Gulf - Magdalen - northeastern half

Issued 3:30 PM AST 19 February 2019

'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

Gulf - Magdalen - northeastern half

Issued 3:30 PM AST 19 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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Gulf - Magdalen - northeastern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM AST 19 February 2019 Tonight and Wednesday At 3:30 p.m. AST today intensifying low 958 mb located east of
the Grand Banks.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Wednesday departing low 937 mb located over the
northern Atlantic Ocean.

At 3:30 p.m. AST today ridge located on a line north-south over
the Great Lakes.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Wednesday ridge located on a line north-south
over the Gulf of Maine.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:31 PM AST 19 February 2019 A low pressure system east of the Grand Banks at forecast time will
continue to intensify tonight before departing over the North
Atlantic on Wednesday. Strong to gale force northwesterlies are
expected to persist into Wednesday before diminishing somewhat over
southwestern waters late on Wednesday as a ridge of high pressure
approaches. The northwesterly gales could approach storm force at
times tonight and Wednesday over Cabot Strait and Banquereau.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
West Scotian Slope, eastern shore, Sable, East Scotian Slope,
Fourchu, Banquereau, Laurentian Fan, Cabot Strait, Gulf-Magdalen,
Chaleur-Miscou and Anticosti.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except Georges Bank, West Scotian Slope,
Northumberland Strait, Gulf-Magdalen - southwestern half and
Chaleur-Miscou.

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