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Northumberland Strait - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 28 February 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Wind southwest 25 to 30 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 early this evening and to southwest 10 to 15 near midnight. Wind becoming light near noon Saturday.

Flurries early this morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Over open water risk of freezing spray this evening.

High today zero. Low tonight minus 7. High Saturday minus 2.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 28 February 2020
Sunday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northerly 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots becoming south 10 to 15.
Tuesday Wind south 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 February 2020 Today Tonight and Friday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 tenths grey-white ice including 1 tenth first-year ice except 9 plus tenths first-year ice in the southeastern section and along the southern Prince Edward Island coast. Strong ice pressure developing in the pack ice near noon and easing Friday evening. 

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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 27 February 2020 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6335W to 4515N
6055W to 4550N 5935W to 4510N 5825W to 4635N 5750W to 4725N 5825W 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

Ice pressure warning in effect.

9 tenths grey-white ice including 1 tenth first-year ice except 9
plus tenths first-year ice in the southeastern section and along the
southern Prince Edward Island coast. Strong ice pressure developing
in the pack ice near noon and easing Friday evening.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Ice pressure warning in effect

Northumberland Strait - eastern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 February 2020

Navigators in this marine area should be on the lookout for hazardous ice conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Please refer to the latest ice forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 28 February 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. AST today trough from 988 mb low located from New
Brunswick to Banquereau.
By 3:30 p.m. AST today quasi-stationary trough from 990 mb low
located on a line east-west over the northern Gulf of St. Lawrence.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Saturday trough located on a line north-south
over Georges Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Saturday trough located from Grand Manan to West
Scotian Slope.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:42 AM AST 28 February 2020 A low pressure system over New Brunswick will move northeast into the
Gulf of St. Lawrence this morning and then stall near Anticosti
Island by this evening. Gale to storm force easterlies ahead of the
system shift to strong to gale force southwesterlies to its south.
Winds will gradually diminish today and drop to moderate to strong
for most areas.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Banquereau, Cabot Strait and Anticosti - northern half. 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.

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