Issued 03:00 AM AST 27 February 2020
Today Tonight and Friday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to east 25 to 30 early this morning and to east 40 near noon. Wind diminishing to southerly 25 this evening then increasing to southwest 40 near midnight. Wind diminishing to west 30 Friday morning and to west 20 Friday evening.
Snow beginning this afternoon changing to rain this evening and ending overnight. Fog patches dissipating Friday morning.
Temperatures minus 3 rising to plus 5 near midnight then falling to zero Friday morning.
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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.
Open water except 2 tenths grey ice in the eastern section.
Warnings (In effect)
FundyIssued 03:00 AM AST 27 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 3:00 AM AST 27 February 2020 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:00 a.m. AST today intensifying trough from 988 mb low located
from New England to Georges Bank.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Friday trough from 985 mb low located from New
Brunswick to Laurentian Fan.
At 10:00 a.m. AST Friday trough from 986 mb low located on a line
east-west over the northern Gulf of St. Lawrence.
At 3:00 a.m. AST today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over eastern Nova Scotia.
By 10:00 a.m. AST today departing ridge located east of Banquereau.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 2:56 AM AST 27 February 2020 A low pressure system will intensify southeast of the Great Lakes and
approach the district to lie over Maine by this evening. On Friday
the low will move into the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Winds will increase
to gale to storm force easterlies across the district today ahead of
the low then shift to gale force southwesterlies south of the low.
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 near high tide this
evening. Ice rafting against these coastlines may also occur.
Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Grand Manan, Lurcher, Browns Bank, eastern shore - eastern half,
Sable - eastern half, Fourchu, Banquereau, Cabot Strait,
Northumberland Strait - eastern half 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 Cabot Strait - northern half, Gulf-Magdalen,
Chaleur-Miscou, and Anticosti.
Atlantic - Maritimes Area
- Anticosti - northern half
- Anticosti - southern half
- 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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