Northumberland Strait - western half
Issued 08:00 PM AST 26 February 2020
Tonight and Thursday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northerly 10 to 15 knots veering to northeast 15 near midnight then increasing to northeast 20 to 25 early Thursday morning. Wind veering to east 30 Thursday afternoon then increasing to east 40 early Thursday evening.
Snow Thursday late in the day. Fog patches dissipating Thursday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in fog patches and in snow.
Over open water risk of freezing spray Thursday morning and afternoon.
Low tonight minus 5. High Thursday zero.
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Ice ForecastsIssued 10:00 AM EST 26 February 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday
Ice EdgeFirst ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6335W to 4515N
6055W to 4555N 5935W to 4520N 5830W to 4635N 5750W to 4730N 5830W 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.
4 tenths grey-white ice except 9 plus tenths first-year ice in the
eastern section and along the Prince Edward Island coast.
Warnings (In effect)
Northumberland StraitIssued 8:00 PM AST 26 February 2020
'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 SynopsisIssued 8:00 PM AST 26 February 2020 Tonight and Thursday At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over eastern Nova Scotia.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Thursday departing ridge located east of
At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight intensifying low 1002 mb located southeast
of the Great Lakes.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Thursday low 986 mb located over Maine.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 7:40 PM AST 26 February 2020 A low pressure system will intensify southeast of the Great Lakes
this evening and approach the district on Thursday to lie over Maine
by Thursday evening. Winds will increase to gale to storm force
easterlies across the district on Thursday ahead of the low then
shift to gale force southwesterlies in its wake.
These very strong easterly winds will result in higher than normal
water levels in the Gulf of St Lawrence along east to northeast
facing coastlines of Eastern New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island,
Cape Breton Island and Îles-de-la-Madeleine during high tide Thursday
evening and Thursday night. Ice rafting against the coast may also
Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Grand Manan, Lurcher, eastern shore - eastern half, Sable - eastern
half, Fourchu, Cabot Strait, and Gulf-Magdalen. Gale warnings are in
effect for all remaining waters.
Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Gulf-Magdalen, Chaleur-Miscou, and Anticosti.
Atlantic - Newfoundland Area
- Belle Isle Bank
- Bras d'Or Lakes
- Cabot Strait - northern half
- Cabot Strait - southern half
- Chaleur - Miscou - eastern half
- Chaleur - Miscou - western half
- Eastern Shore - eastern half
- East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south
- East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis
- Funk Island Bank
- Gulf - Magdalen
- Gulf - Port au Port
- Lake Melville
- Laurentian Fan
- Mid Labrador Coast
- Northeast Coast - Cape St. John and south
- Northeast Coast - north of Cape St. John
- Northeast Gulf - northwestern half
- Northeast Gulf - southeastern half
- 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 - northern half
- South Labrador Coast - southern half
- South Labrador Sea
- Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half
- Strait of Belle Isle - western half
- 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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