Fourchu

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 22 February 2018

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 20 this afternoon then veering to north 15 Friday morning. Wind diminishing to light Friday afternoon then increasing to south 15 to 20 Friday evening.

Showers ending early this morning.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning this morning and ending Friday morning.

Temperatures plus 4 falling to minus 8 Friday morning then rising to minus 3 Friday evening.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 22 February 2018
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this evening and to 1 near noon Friday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 22 February 2018
Saturday Wind southwest 20 to 25 knots veering to northwest 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind north 15 to 20 knots veering to east 15 to 20.
Monday Wind southeast 35 knots diminishing to southwest 20 to 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 February 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday Open water except 1 tenth grey-white ice in the extreme northeastern section. 

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Map of Atlantic - Maritimes marine weather areas East Scotia Slope - 44137 Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Laurentian Fan - 44141 LaHave Bank - 44150 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Halifax Harbour - 44258 Mont-Louis - 45138 Baie-Comeau Airport Havre-Saint-Pierre Airport Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan Sept-Îles Airport Cap-d'Espoir Rivière-la-Madeleine Gaspé Airport Heath Point La Pocatière Mont-Joli Airport New Carlisle Pointe-au-Père Port Menier Bas Caraquet Bathurst Airport Bouctouche AAFC Charlo Eskasoni (First Nations) Miramichi Fundy Park (Alma) Grand Manan Kouchibouguac Miscou Island Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc Int'l Airport Point Lepreau Saint John Airport St. Stephen Baccaro Point Beaver Island Brier Island Caribou Point Debert Grand Étang CFB Greenwood Hart Island Ingonish Beach Kentville AAFC Lunenburg McNabs Island Nappan AAFC North Mountain Parrsboro Sable Island St.Paul Island Shearwater Airport J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Tracadie Western Head Yarmouth Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Summerside Burgeo Port aux Basques Sagona Island St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Winterland Wreckhouse Île aux Perroquets Île Rouge Pointe-des-Monts Pointe-Noire Île Bicquette Cap-Chat Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 February 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6515W to Nova
Scotia near 4505N 6500W. Sea ice northeast of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6330W to 4500N
6130W to 4530N 5720W to 4725N 5730W to Newfoundland near 4705N
5555W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 1 tenth grey-white ice in the extreme northeastern
section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 21 February 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4748N 5248W to 4715N 4845W to 5015N 4700W to 5115N 4700W to 5700N
5330W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5154N 5600W to Newfoundland near 5134N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Fourchu

Issued 03:00 AM AST 22 February 2018

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Fourchu

Issued 03:00 AM AST 22 February 2018

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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 22 February 2018 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. AST today departing cold front located south of
Nova Scotia.

At 3:00 a.m. AST today high 1043 mb located near the Great Lakes.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Friday high 1042 mb located over southeastern
Quebec.

At 3:30 p.m. AST Friday approaching trough located over the
Great Lakes.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:55 AM AST 22 February 2018 A cold front south of Nova Scotia will depart the district this
morning. Strong west to northwesterlies over the slope waters will
veer to strong northerlies in the wake of the cold front. Elsewhere
strong to gale force northwesterlies will diminish today and tonight
as a ridge of high pressure moves in from the west. Winds will
increase to moderate to strong southerlies late Friday ahead of a
trough of low pressure approaching from the Great Lakes region.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
eastern shore-eastern half, Sable-eastern half, Fourchu, Banquereau,
Cabot Strait, Gulf-Magdalen, Chaleur-Miscou and Anticosti. Freezing
spray warnings are in effect for eastern shore-eastern half,
Sable-eastern half, Fourchu, Banquereau, Cabot Strait and all Gulf of
St. Lawrence waters.

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