Gulf - Magdalen - northeastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 20 February 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 30 this evening and to northwest 20 after midnight. Wind diminishing to light Thursday morning then becoming southeasterly 15 Thursday afternoon.

Flurries ending after midnight. Periods of snow beginning Thursday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water severe freezing spray becoming moderate this evening and ending Thursday morning.

Temperatures minus 15 rising to minus 8 Thursday evening.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 20 February 2019

Gulf - Magdalen - eastern half

Today Tonight and Thursday. Over open water seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 after midnight and to 1 or less Thursday morning.

Gulf - Magdalen - western half

Today Tonight and Thursday. Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 20 February 2019
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots.
Sunday Wind light increasing to easterly 20 to 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. 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 03:00 AM AST 20 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 03:00 AM AST 20 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 3:00 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 9:31 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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