Northumberland Strait - eastern half
Issued 03:00 AM AST 21 February 2019
Today Tonight and Friday.
Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light early this morning then increasing to southeast 15 to 20 early this afternoon. Wind diminishing to light late this evening then increasing to northwest 15 overnight. Wind increasing to northwest 20 Friday morning.
Periods of snow beginning this morning and ending Friday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.
Over open water risk of freezing spray Friday.
Temperatures minus 12 rising to minus 6 this afternoon then falling to minus 11 Friday evening.
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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 3:00 AM AST 21 February 2019 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. AST today ridge located on a line north-south over
the central Marine District.
By 3:30 p.m. AST today ridge located over the eastern Marine
At 10:00 a.m. AST today low 1007 mb located west of Georges Bank.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Friday departing low 998 mb located southeast of
At 8:00 p.m. AST Friday approaching ridge located on a line
north-south over Quebec.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 2:51 AM AST 21 February 2019 Strong to gale force northwesterlies over northern and eastern waters
will diminish this morning as a ridge of high pressure builds in
quickly from the west. Meanwhile a low pressure system just west of
Georges Bank this morning will track eastward today to lie southeast
of Laurentian Fan later tonight. Strong to gale force westerlies are
expected behind this low.
Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Georges Bank, West Scotian Slope, East Scotian Slope, Banquereau,
Laurentian Fan, and Cabot Strait.
Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Fundy, Grand Manan, eastern shore - eastern half, Sable -
eastern half, 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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