Northumberland Strait - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 21 January 2019

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 this morning then diminishing to northwest 15 this afternoon. Wind increasing to northwest 25 to 30 overnight and to northwest 35 near noon Tuesday.

Rain or freezing rain changing to snow this morning then to flurries this afternoon and ending Tuesday morning. Fog patches dissipating early this morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in fog patches and in precipitation.

High today minus 1. Low tonight minus 11. High Tuesday minus 6.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 21 January 2019
Wednesday Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots backing to southwest 20 to 25 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeasterly 20 to 25 late in the day.
Friday Wind southerly 45 knots diminishing to west 30 late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 January 2019 Today Tonight and Monday 9 tenths grey ice including 1 tenth grey-white ice except 9 plus tenths grey-white ice along the coast of Prince Edward Island. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 January 2019 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4440N 6705W to
4315N 6545W to 4420N 6350W to Nova Scotia near 4430N 6345W. Sea ice
within the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6330W to 4440N
6220W to 4550N 5910W to 4830N 6125W to 4920N 6120W to 4920N 5950W to
5000N 5800W to 4750N 6015W to Newfoundland near 4740N 5920W

Third ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4735N 5620W to
Newfoundland near 4730N 5605W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

9 tenths grey ice including 1 tenth grey-white ice except 9 plus
tenths grey-white ice along the coast of Prince Edward Island.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northumberland Strait - western half

Issued 03:00 AM AST 21 January 2019

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 21 January 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 3:00 a.m. AST today low 984 mb located over the Bay of Fundy.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 987 mb located over the northeastern
Gulf of St. Lawrence.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Tuesday low 994 mb located northeast of Anticosti
Island.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Tuesday low 1000 mb located east of Cabot Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:52 AM AST 21 January 2019 A deepening low pressure over the Bay of Fundy will track east of
Anticosti Island Monday evening. Gale to storm force southerlies
south of the track will diminish to strong to gale force westerlies
in its wake. North of the low gale to storm force northeasterlies
will gradually diminish as the low moves into the Gulf of St.
Lawrence today.

On Tuesday the remnant of the low will move from near Anticosti to
east of Cabot Strait Tuesday evening. This will give strong to gale
force west to northwesterlies for most of the day.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
eastern shore, Sable, East Scotian Slope, Fourchu, Banquereau,
Laurentian Fan, Cabot Strait, Gulf-Magdalen western half, and Miscou
eastern half. Gale warnings are in effect for all other waters except
Fundy, Grand Manan, and Chaleur-Miscou western half.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for all waters except West
Scotian Slope, East Scotian Slope, Laurentian Fan, Northumberland
Strait - western half, and Chaleur - Miscou.

Higher than normal water levels combined with rough and pounding surf
are expected this morning along the Atlantic Coast of Mainland Nova
Scotia. Minor flooding is possible from ship harbour west to
Yarmouth. For the Southern Bay of Fundy from cape split west to
Digby County, higher than normal water levels are expected near noon
today. For the Southern Bay of Chaleur and south to Miramichi,
higher than normal water levels are expected this afternoon.
There may also be ice rafting and pile up near the coast.

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