Northumberland Strait - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 20 February 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Wind northwest 25 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 20 this afternoon and to light after midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 20 Thursday afternoon.

Periods of snow beginning Thursday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Over open water risk of freezing spray today.

Temperatures minus 15 rising to minus 8 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 20 February 2019
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 late in the day.
Sunday Wind light increasing to east 30 knots late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 February 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 tenths grey-white ice except 9 plus tenths first-year ice along the Prince Edward Island coast and along the Nova Scotia coast in the eastern section. Strong ice pressure today and continuing Wednesday along the Nova Scotia 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.

9 tenths grey-white ice except 9 plus tenths first-year ice along
the Prince Edward Island coast and along the Nova Scotia coast in
the eastern section. Strong ice pressure today and continuing
Wednesday along the Nova Scotia coast.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Ice pressure warning in effect

Northumberland Strait

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 3:00 AM AST 20 February 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. AST today ridge located west of the Marine District.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Thursday ridge located over the central Marine
District.

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
Slope.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:55 AM AST 20 February 2019 A ridge of high pressure west of the Maritimes will gradually build
across the district tonight and Thursday. Strong to 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.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Georges Bank, West Scotian Slope, eastern shore, Sable, East Scotian
Slope, Fourchu, Banquereau, Laurentian Fan, Cabot Strait,
Gulf-Magdalen - northeastern half, 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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