Northumberland Strait - eastern half
Issued 10:00 AM ADT 20 March 2018
Today Tonight and Wednesday.
Wind northwesterly 20 knots backing to westerly 15 late this afternoon then diminishing to light late overnight. Wind increasing to northeast 15 to 20 Wednesday afternoon and to northeast 25 to 30 Wednesday evening.
A few flurries ending this afternoon. Snow beginning Wednesday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.
Temperatures near minus 3.
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Ice ForecastsIssued 10:00 AM EDT 20 March 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday
Ice EdgeIce edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4520N 6100W to 4510N 6005W
to 4530N 5810W to 4650N 5725W to Newfoundland near 4730N 5610W. Sea
ice north of the ice edge.
Ice CoverageIce pressure warning in effect.
Open water except 8 tenths first-year ice in the southwestern
section. 9 plus tenths first-year ice in the northern section.
Strong ice pressure along the Cape Breton Island coast and the Nova
Scotia coast southwest of Cape George today and easing Wednesday
Warnings (In effect)
Northumberland Strait - eastern halfIssued 10:00 AM EDT 20 March 2018
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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 10:00 AM ADT 20 March 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:00 a.m. ADT today ridge located over New England.
By 8:00 p.m. ADT tonight ridge located over the western Marine
At 3:00 a.m. ADT Wednesday trough located southwest of the Marine
By 8:00 p.m. ADT Wednesday trough located on a line east-west over
the southern Marine District.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 9:54 AM ADT 20 March 2018 A quasi-stationary low pressure system northeast of the district will
maintain strong west to northwesterlies over the region until a ridge
of high pressure builds in overnight. Freezing spray over northern
waters will subside by this evening.
A trough of low pressure will approach the Maritimes from the
southwest on Wednesday. Strong to gale force northeasterly winds
north of the trough will spread to most of the district by Thursday
morning and switch to strong to gale force southwesterly winds in its
Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
marine waters except for Cabot Strait, Northumberland Strait, Gulf -
Magdalen, Chaleur - Miscou and Anticosti. Freezing spray warnings are
in effect for Gulf-Magdalen-northeastern half, Chaleur-Miscou and
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 - 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
- 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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