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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 18 February 2020

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 15 knots increasing to south 15 to 20 this evening and to south 35 late overnight with gusts to 45 along the Newfoundland coast. Wind becoming west 25 to 35 near noon Wednesday.

Snow overnight and Wednesday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray overnight.

Temperatures minus 12 rising to zero Wednesday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 18 February 2020
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre building to 2 to 3 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 18 February 2020
Thursday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 February 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday Open water except 9 tenths grey ice including 2 tenths grey-white ice in the northern section and along parts of the Newfoundland coast. 

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Map of Atlantic - Maritimes marine weather areas East Scotia Slope - 44137 Banquereau - 44139 LaHave Bank - 44150 Halifax Harbour - 44258 Mont-Louis - 45138 Baie-Comeau Airport Havre-Saint-Pierre Airport Île aux Perroquets Île Rouge Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan Sept-Îles Airport Pointe-des-Monts Pointe-Noire Cap-d'Espoir Rivière-la-Madeleine Gaspé Airport Heath Point Îles de la Madeleine Airport La Pocatière Mont-Joli Airport New Carlisle Pointe-au-Père Port Menier Île Bicquette Cap-Chat Bas Caraquet Bathurst Airport Bouctouche AAFC Charlo 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 Eskasoni (First Nations) 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 Branch Hill Wreckhouse
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 February 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6335W to 4420N
6320W to 4530N 5940W to 4605N 5815W to 4715N 5900W 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.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 9 tenths grey ice including 2 tenths grey-white
ice in the northern section and along parts of the Newfoundland
coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 February 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4830N 5308W to 4825N 4850W to 4900N 4810W to 5050N 4755W to 5530N
5130W to 6100N 5700W to 6300N 5400W to 5830N 5000W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5133N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Gulf - Port au Port

Issued 10:00 AM NST 18 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Gulf - Port au Port

Issued 10:00 AM NST 18 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM NST 18 February 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:00 a.m. NST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over Funk Island Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing trough located east of the
Grand Banks.

By 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday approaching trough located over Maine.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over the Maritimes.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday departing ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:45 AM NST 18 February 2020 A trough of low pressure over Funk Island Bank will move
southeastwards to lie east of the Grand Banks this evening. Strong to
gale force northwesterlies can be expected over eastern waters in the
wake of the trough today.

On Wednesday, a second trough of low pressure will track across the
marine district. Gale to storm force southerlies ahead of the trough
will shift to strong to gale force westerlies in its wake late in the
day on Wednesday.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Southwest Coast, South Coast, East Coast, Funk Island Bank, and the
Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for Gulf - Port au Port,
Northeast Coast, and Belle Isle Bank.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except the Strait of Belle Isle and the
Southern Grand Banks.

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