Northumberland Strait - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM AST 23 January 2019

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 10 to 15 knots increasing to south 20 to 25 late overnight and to south 35 Thursday evening.

Snow changing to freezing rain late overnight then to rain and fog patches Thursday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation and in fog patches.

Low tonight minus 7. High Thursday plus 3.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 23 January 2019
Friday Wind southerly 45 knots diminishing to westerly 20 to 25 in the morning.
Saturday Wind westerly 25 to 35 knots diminishing to westerly 20 late in the day.
Sunday Wind easterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 30.

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 Conditions

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

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northumberland Strait - eastern half

Issued 8:00 PM AST 23 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM AST 23 January 2019 Tonight and Thursday At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight ridge located over the eastern Marine
District.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Thursday departing ridge located over the
southwestern Grand Banks.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 995 mb located near the Great Lakes.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Thursday low 984 mb located over northwestern
New Brunswick.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:35 PM AST 23 January 2019 A ridge of high pressure currently over the eastern marine district
will continue to depart the region tonight. Meanwhile a developing
low pressure system near the Great Lakes will track northeastward
reaching Northern New Brunswick by Thursday evening.
Increasing southerly winds ahead of this low pressure system will
reach gale force Thursday morning over western waters and spread
eastward throughout the day. There is a possibility that southerly
winds over western waters may reach storm force Thursday night before
returning to gale force early Friday morning.

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 Thursday evening.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Laurentian Fan, Banquereau, and Chaleur-Miscou -
western half.

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