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Gulf - Magdalen

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 28 February 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Wind southeast 25 knots with gusts to 45 from Margaree Harbour to Bay St. Lawrence. Wind becoming southwest 30 early this morning then diminishing to southwest 20 Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to light Saturday evening.

Snow or rain ending near noon. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending this morning. Freezing spray beginning this afternoon and ending Saturday morning.

Temperatures minus 4 rising to plus 1 this morning then falling to minus 12 Saturday evening.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 28 February 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday. Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 28 February 2020
Sunday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Monday Wind northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable 10 to 15.
Tuesday Wind south 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 February 2020 Today Tonight and Friday Rapid closing of coastal leads warning in effect. Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 tenths grey-white ice including 4 tenths first-year ice. Coastal lead along the northern Prince Edward Island coast closing rapidly this morning. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice developing today and continuing Friday. 

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Banquereau - 44139 Blanc-Sablon Airport Cap Whittle Chevery Natashquan Airport Heath Point Îles de la Madeleine Airport Miscou Island Eskasoni (First Nations) Grand Étang Ingonish Beach North Mountain St.Paul Island J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Argentia Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques Rocky Harbour Sagona Island St. Anthony Airport St. John's Int'l Airport St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Twillingate Winterland Branch Hill Wreckhouse Grates Cove Pool's Island Marticot Island Long Pond Cartwright Airport Mary's Harbour
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 February 2020 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6335W to 4515N
6055W to 4550N 5935W to 4510N 5825W to 4635N 5750W to 4725N 5825W to
Newfoundland near 4710N 5525W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6515W to
Nova Scotia near 4510N 6445W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Rapid closing of coastal leads warning in effect.
Ice pressure warning in effect.

9 tenths grey-white ice including 4 tenths first-year ice. Coastal
lead along the northern Prince Edward Island coast closing rapidly
this morning. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice developing today
and continuing Friday.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 27 February 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4730N 5240W to 4650N 4620W to 4855N 4615W to 5400N 4940W to 6000N
5900W to 6220N 5500W to 5800N 4700W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5140N 5633W to Newfoundland near 5126N 5620W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Gulf - Magdalen

Issued 03:00 AM AST 28 February 2020

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.

Rapid closing of coastal leads warning in effect

Gulf - Magdalen

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 February 2020

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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Gulf - Magdalen

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. AST today trough from 988 mb low located from New
Brunswick to Banquereau.
By 3:30 p.m. AST today quasi-stationary trough from 990 mb low
located on a line east-west over the northern Gulf of St. Lawrence.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Saturday trough located on a line north-south
over Georges Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Saturday trough located from Grand Manan to West
Scotian Slope.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:42 AM AST 28 February 2020 A low pressure system over New Brunswick will move northeast into the
Gulf of St. Lawrence this morning and then stall near Anticosti
Island by this evening. Gale to storm force easterlies ahead of the
system shift to strong to gale force southwesterlies to its south.
Winds will gradually diminish today and drop to moderate to strong
for most areas.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Banquereau, Cabot Strait and Anticosti - northern half. Gale warnings
are in effect for all remaining waters.

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

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