Northumberland Strait - eastern half
Issued 08:00 PM AST 20 February 2019
Tonight and Thursday.
Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to light after midnight then increasing to southeast 15 late Thursday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 20 Thursday afternoon.
Flurries ending late this evening. Periods of snow beginning Thursday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.
Over open water risk of freezing spray tonight. Risk of freezing spray Thursday afternoon and evening.
Low tonight minus 13. High Thursday minus 6.
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Ice ForecastsIssued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday
Ice EdgeFirst ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4510N 6610W to Nova
Scotia near 4440N 6550W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.
Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4400N 6440W to 4500N
6130W to 4430N 5835W to 4555N 5715W to 4720N 5850W to Newfoundland
near 4720N 5515W. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.
Ice CoverageIce pressure warning in effect.
8 tenths new ice including 2 tenths grey-white ice except 9 plus
tenths first-year ice in the eastern section. Strong ice pressure
today easing overnight in the eastern section.
No watches or warnings in effect.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 8:00 PM AST 20 February 2019 Tonight and Thursday At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight ridge located over the western Marine
By 10:00 a.m. AST Thursday ridge located from Anticosti Island to
East Scotian Slope.
At 10:00 a.m. AST Thursday low 1007 mb located west of Georges Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Thursday low 998 mb located over East Scotian
Marine Weather StatementIssued 7:51 PM AST 20 February 2019 A ridge of high pressure west of the Maritimes will gradually build
across the district tonight and Thursday. Gale force northwesterlies
ahead of the ridge will diminish from west to east as it nears the
region. Meanwhile a low pressure system will approach southwestern
waters Thursday morning and will move to lie over East Scotian Slope
Thursday evening. Winds will strengthen to strong to gale force
southeasterlies ahead of the low then shift to strong to gale force
westerlies in its wake.
Gale warnings are in effect for Georges Bank, West Scotian Slope,
eastern shore - eastern half, Sable - eastern half, East Scotian
Slope, Fourchu, Banquereau, Laurentian Fan, Cabot Strait and
Gulf-Magdalen - northeastern half.
Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for southwestern shore, LaHave Bank, eastern shore, Sable,
East Scotian Slope, Fourchu, Banquereau, Laurentian Fan, Cabot
Strait, Gulf Magdalen - northeastern half, and Anticosti.
Atlantic - Maritimes Area
- Banquereau - northern half
- Banquereau - southern half
- Bras d'Or Lakes
- Browns Bank
- Cabot Strait
- Chaleur - Miscou
- Eastern Shore - eastern half
- Eastern Shore - western half
- East Coast
- East Scotian Slope
- Georges Bank
- Grand Manan
- Gulf - Magdalen - northeastern half
- Gulf - Magdalen - southwestern half
- 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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