Northumberland Strait - eastern half
Issued 03:00 AM AST 18 January 2018
Today Tonight and Friday.
Wind easterly 20 knots diminishing to westerly 15 this morning then veering to northwest 15 this evening. Wind northwest 15 Friday.
Snow ending this morning. A few flurries late this afternoon and this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.
Temperatures minus 1 falling to minus 7 Friday evening.
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Ice ForecastsIssued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday
Ice EdgeFirst ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4520N 6100W to 4555N
5935W to 4645N 5955W to 4725N 5910W to 4800N 6110W to 4840N 6145W.
Sea ice south and west of the ice edge.
Second ice edge estimated from 4840N 6145W to 4855N 6055W to 4940N
6125W to 4950N 5840W to 4825N 5925W to Newfoundland near 4800N
5915W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.
Third ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6515W to Nova
Scotia near 4505N 6500W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.
3 tenths grey-white ice except 8 tenths grey-white ice including 1
tenth first-year ice in the western section.
No watches or warnings in effect.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 3:00 AM AST 18 January 2018 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. AST today low 1010 mb located over Eastern Shore.
By 3:30 p.m. AST today departing low 999 mb located over central
At 3:00 a.m. AST today intensifying low 1010 mb located southeast
of Cape Hatteras.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Friday low 985 mb located south of East Scotian
Marine Weather StatementIssued 2:59 AM AST 18 January 2018 A low pressure system currently over eastern shore will continue to
track northeastward today to lie over Central Newfoundland by this
afternoon. Strong southeasterlies ahead of this system over eastern
waters will switch to northerly in its wake.
A second low pressure system has formed southeast of Cape Hatteras
and will track towards the marine district to lie south of East
Scotian Slope by early Friday morning. Strong to gale force
northeasterlies ahead of this system will develop over southwestern
waters this evening and spread northeastward across southern waters
There remains some uncertainty on how close this low pressure system
will track near the southernmost waters. Should this low pressure
system track further northward than is currently expected, stronger
gales or storm force northeasterlies may develop over Georges Bank
and West Scotian Slope later this evening and overnight. Environment
and climate change Canada will continue to monitor the situation and
issue updates as new information becomes available.
Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for
Georges Bank, West Scotian Slope, East Scotian Slope, and Laurentian
Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Gulf-Magdalen and Anticosti.
Atlantic - Maritimes Area
- Anticosti - eastern half
- Anticosti - western 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
- East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south
- East Scotian Slope
- Georges Bank
- Grand Manan
- Gulf - Magdalen - eastern half
- Gulf - Magdalen - western 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
- 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
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