Northumberland Strait - eastern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 24 January 2019

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 20 to 25 knots diminishing to south 15 this morning then increasing to south 25 this afternoon. Wind increasing to south 35 late this evening and to south 35 to 45 overnight. Wind veering to southwest 35 Friday morning then diminishing to southwest 25 near noon Friday. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 Friday afternoon.

Snow changing to rain and fog patches early this morning and ending Friday morning. Risk of freezing rain early this morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow and in fog patches.

High today plus 3. Low tonight minus 2. High Friday plus 5.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 24 January 2019
Saturday Wind southwest 20 knots increasing to westerly 25 to 35 in the morning then diminishing to westerly 20 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.
Monday Wind southerly 15 to 20 knots increasing to west 25 to 35 late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 January 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday 8 tenths grey ice including 1 tenth grey-white ice except 9 plus tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice northwest of Cape George. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 January 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4440N 6705W to
4315N 6545W to 4420N 6350W to Nova Scotia near 4430N 6345W. Sea ice
within the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6330W to 4440N
6220W to 4555N 5900W to 4840N 6220W to 4840N 6105W to 4905N 6110W to
4915N 5940W to 5015N 5825W to 5015N 5740W to 4835N 5920W to
Newfoundland near to 4755N 5925W

Third ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4735N 5620W to
Newfoundland near 4730N 5605W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

8 tenths grey ice including 1 tenth grey-white ice except 9 plus
tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice northwest of
Cape George.


Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northumberland Strait - eastern half

Issued 03:00 AM AST 24 January 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 24 January 2019 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. AST today departing ridge located east of the Marine

At 3:00 a.m. AST today low 997 mb located near the Great Lakes.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Friday low 970 mb located over the Gaspe Peninsula.

At 8:00 p.m. AST Friday low 958 mb located over Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:43 AM AST 24 January 2019 A low pressure system near the Great Lakes will intensify as it
tracks northeastward throughout the forecast period. The disturbance
is expected to reach the Gaspé Peninsula overnight tonight and the
Labrador Sea by Friday evening. Increasing southerly winds ahead of
the associated tough will reach gale force later this morning over
western waters and spread eastward this afternoon and into Friday.
Winds will shift to westerly in the wake of the trough and gradually
diminish as the low moves further away from the marine district.
This wind shift will bring cooler temperatures to marine waters and
strong to gale force westerly winds over Anticosti will bring
freezing spray to that region.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all

Marine interests are also advised that a freezing spray warning is in
effect for Anticosti.

Additionally, high waves and pounding surf may generate higher than
normal water levels along south facing coastlines from St. Margaret's
bay to Yarmouth near high tide late this evening.

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