Issued 08:00 PM AST 26 February 2020
Tonight and Thursday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northerly 15 to 20 knots veering to northeast 20 to 25 near midnight then increasing to east 35 Thursday afternoon.
Snow Thursday evening. Fog patches dissipating after midnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in fog patches and in snow.
Freezing spray warning in effect.
Over open water freezing spray beginning near midnight.
Low tonight minus 14. High Thursday minus 8.
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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.
3 tenths grey ice including 1 tenth grey-white ice except 9 tenths
grey ice including 3 tenths grey-white ice in the southern and
Iceberg BulletinIssued 11:00 AM EST 26 February 2020
Iceberg LimitIceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4730N 5240W to 4730N 4620W to 4855N 4615W to 5400N 5000W to 6000N
5900W to 6220N 5500W to 5800N 4700W then eastwards.
Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5144N 5626W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5610W.
Iceberg CountNo confirmed icebergs.
Warnings (In effect)
AnticostiIssued 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.
AnticostiIssued 8:00 PM AST 26 February 2020
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.
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 - Maritimes Area
- Bras d'Or Lakes
- Browns Bank
- Cabot Strait - northern half
- Cabot Strait - southern half
- Chaleur - Miscou - eastern half
- Chaleur - Miscou - western half
- Eastern Shore - eastern half
- Eastern Shore - western half
- East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south
- East Scotian Slope
- Georges Bank
- Grand Manan
- Gulf - Magdalen
- Gulf - Port au Port
- Halifax Harbour and Approaches
- LaHave Bank
- Laurentian Fan
- L'Isle-aux-Coudres to Tadoussac
- Northumberland Strait - eastern half
- Northumberland Strait - western half
- Pointe à Michel to Pointe-des-Monts
- Pointe-des-Monts to Anticosti - northern half
- Pointe-des-Monts to Anticosti - southern half
- Sable - eastern half
- Sable - western half
- Southeastern Grand Banks
- Southwestern Grand Banks
- Southwestern Shore
- Southwest Coast
- South Coast
- Tadoussac to Pointe à Michel
- West Scotian Slope
- 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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