Gulf - Magdalen - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 23 February 2018

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots backing to west 10 to 15 this morning then increasing to south 20 to 25 this evening. Wind veering to southwest 25 Saturday morning then to northwest 25 near noon Saturday.

Snow beginning after midnight and ending Saturday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray tonight.

Temperatures minus 15 rising to zero Saturday afternoon then falling to minus 6 Saturday evening.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 23 February 2018
Today Tonight and Saturday. Over open water seas 1 metre or less.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 23 February 2018
Sunday Wind north 20 to 25 knots diminishing to east 15 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southeast 20 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 35.
Tuesday Wind northeast 20 knots increasing to northwest 35.

Ice Forecast

Gulf - Magdalen - northeastern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 February 2018 Today Tonight and Friday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice. Strong ice pressure along western Iles de la Madeleine and along Cape Breton Island today and easing Friday morning. 

Gulf - Magdalen - southwestern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 February 2018 Today Tonight and Friday 9 tenths of grey ice including 4 tenths of grey-white ice except 9 tenths grey-white ice including 3 tenths first-year ice in the northeastern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Gulf - Magdalen - northeastern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 February 2018 Today Tonight and Friday

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 6330W to 4500N
6130W to 4530N 5720W to 4725N 5730W to Newfoundland near 4705N
5555W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

9 tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice. Strong
ice pressure along western Iles de la Madeleine and along Cape
Breton Island today and easing Friday morning.

Ice Forecasts

Gulf - Magdalen - southwestern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 February 2018 Today Tonight and Friday

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 6330W to 4500N
6130W to 4530N 5720W to 4725N 5730W to Newfoundland near 4705N
5555W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

9 tenths of grey ice including 4 tenths of grey-white ice except 9
tenths grey-white ice including 3 tenths first-year ice in the
northeastern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 22 February 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4748N 5248W to 4715N 4830W to 5000N 4645W to 5115N 4645W to 5700N
5330W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Feb estimated from Newfoundland
near 5134N 5600W to the Labrador coast near 5154N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Gulf - Magdalen - western half

Issued 03:00 AM AST 23 February 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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Gulf - Magdalen - northeastern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 February 2018

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 3:00 AM AST 23 February 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. AST today high 1042 mb located over Maine.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Saturday high 1027 mb located south of Laurentian
Fan.

At 3:30 p.m. AST today approaching trough located over the Great
Lakes.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:33 AM AST 23 February 2018 A cold northwesterly flow over eastern waters will diminish today as
an area of high pressure crosses the district.

A trough of low pressure will approach from the west tonight and then
cross the district on Saturday. Winds will increase to strong
southerlies ahead of the trough then veer to strong northwesterlies
in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Fourchu, Banquereau, Cabot Strait, Gulf-Magdalen,
Chaleur-Miscou and Anticosti.

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