Northumberland Strait - eastern half
Issued 03:30 PM AST 20 February 2019
Tonight and Thursday.
Wind northwest 25 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 20 this evening and to light late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 20 Thursday afternoon.
Flurries ending this evening. Periods of snow beginning Thursday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.
Over open water risk of freezing spray tonight. Risk of freezing spray Thursday afternoon and evening.
Low tonight minus 13. High Thursday minus 6.
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Ice ForecastsIssued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday
Ice EdgeFirst ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4510N 6610W to 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 CoverageIce pressure warning in effect.
8 tenths new ice including 2 tenths grey-white ice except 9 plus
tenths first-year ice in the eastern section. Strong ice pressure
today easing overnight in the eastern section.
No watches or warnings in effect.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 3:30 PM AST 20 February 2019 Tonight and Thursday At 3:30 p.m. AST today ridge located west of the Marine District.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Thursday ridge located over the central Marine
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
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:18 PM AST 20 February 2019 A ridge of high pressure west of the Maritimes will gradually build
across the district tonight and Thursday. Gale to storm 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 storm warning are in effect for
Banquereau and Laurentian Fan. Gale warnings are in effect for
Georges Bank, West Scotian Slope, eastern shore - eastern half, Sable
- eastern half, East Scotian Slope, Fourchu, Cabot Strait,
Gulf-Magdalen - northeastern half, and Anticosti.
Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except Fundy, Grand Manan, Georges Bank, West
Scotian Slope, Northumberland Strait, Gulf-Magdalen - southwestern
half and Chaleur-Miscou.
Atlantic - Newfoundland Area
- Banquereau - northern half
- Banquereau - southern half
- Belle Isle Bank
- Bras d'Or Lakes
- Cabot Strait
- Chaleur - Miscou
- Eastern Shore - eastern half
- East Coast
- Funk Island Bank
- Gulf - Magdalen - northeastern half
- Gulf - Magdalen - southwestern half
- Gulf - Port au Port
- Lake Melville
- Laurentian Fan
- Mid Labrador Coast
- Northeast Coast
- Northeast Gulf
- Northern Grand Banks
- Northumberland Strait - eastern half
- Northumberland Strait - western half
- Sable - eastern half
- Southeastern Grand Banks
- Southwestern Grand Banks
- Southwest Coast
- South Coast
- South Labrador Coast
- South Labrador Sea - southern half
- Strait of Belle Isle
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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