Northumberland Strait - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 21 February 2019

Today Tonight and Friday.

Wind light increasing to southerly 10 to 15 knots this morning then backing to southeast 15 to 20 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to light late this evening then increasing to northwest 20 after midnight. Wind northwest 20 Friday.

Periods of snow beginning this morning and ending late this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Temperatures minus 14 rising to minus 8 this afternoon then falling to minus 13 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 21 February 2019
Saturday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 late in the day.
Sunday Wind light increasing to southeast 20 knots late in the day.
Monday Wind southeast 35 knots increasing to northwest 35 to 45 late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 tenths grey ice including 1 tenth first-year ice except 9 plus tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice along the Prince Edward Island coast. Strong ice pressure today easing overnight in the pack ice. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First 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 Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

9 tenths grey ice including 1 tenth first-year ice except 9 plus
tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice along the
Prince Edward Island coast. Strong ice pressure today easing
overnight in the pack ice.

Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 21 February 2019 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. AST today ridge located on a line north-south over
the central Marine District.
By 3:30 p.m. AST today ridge located over the eastern Marine
District.

At 10:00 a.m. AST today low 1007 mb located west of Georges Bank.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Friday departing low 998 mb located southeast of
Laurentian Fan.

At 8:00 p.m. AST Friday approaching ridge located on a line
north-south over Quebec.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:51 AM AST 21 February 2019 Strong to gale force northwesterlies over northern and eastern waters
will diminish this morning as a ridge of high pressure builds in
quickly from the west. Meanwhile a low pressure system just west of
Georges Bank this morning will track eastward today to lie southeast
of Laurentian Fan later tonight. Strong to gale force westerlies are
expected behind this low.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Georges Bank, West Scotian Slope, East Scotian Slope, Banquereau,
Laurentian Fan, and Cabot Strait.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Fundy, Grand Manan, eastern shore - eastern half, Sable -
eastern half, Fourchu, Banquereau, Laurentian Fan, Cabot Strait, Gulf
Magdalen - northeastern half, and Anticosti.

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