Northumberland Strait - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 20 January 2018

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Wind southerly 10 to 15 knots increasing to southerly 20 early this morning and to southerly 25 to 30 late this morning. Wind veering to westerly 20 to 25 late this afternoon then increasing to west 25 to 30 near midnight. Wind diminishing to west 20 Sunday morning then veering to northwest 15 Sunday evening.

Snow beginning early this morning and ending this afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Temperatures minus 7 rising to zero this afternoon then falling to minus 15 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 20 January 2018
Monday Wind northwesterly 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 35 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southeast 35 knots veering to southwest 25 to 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 January 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday 9 tenths grey ice including a trace of first-year ice except 9 plus tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice near parts of the coasts. 

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Map of Atlantic - Maritimes marine weather areas East Scotia Slope - 44137 Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Laurentian Fan - 44141 LaHave Bank - 44150 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Halifax Harbour - 44258 Mont-Louis - 45138 Baie-Comeau Airport Havre-Saint-Pierre Airport Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan Sept-Îles Airport Cap-d'Espoir Rivière-la-Madeleine Gaspé Airport Heath Point La Pocatière Mont-Joli Airport New Carlisle Pointe-au-Père Port Menier Bas Caraquet Bathurst Airport Bouctouche AAFC Charlo Eskasoni (First Nations) 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 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 Wreckhouse Île aux Perroquets Île Rouge Pointe-des-Monts Pointe-Noire Île Bicquette Cap-Chat Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 January 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6515W to Nova
Scotia near 4505N 6500W. Sea ice northeast of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6335W to 4505N
6045W to 4605N 5925W to 4835N 6125W to 4945N 6050W then
northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Third ice edge estimated from 4945N 6050W to 5030N 5810W to 4820N
5930W to Newfoundland near 4810N 5850W. Sea ice north and east of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

9 tenths grey ice including a trace of first-year ice except 9 plus
tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice near parts
of the coasts.

Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 20 January 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. AST today ridge located over the central Marine
District.
By 10:00 a.m. AST today ridge located east of the Marine District.

At 3:00 a.m. AST today low 985 mb located over western Quebec.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 984 mb located northeast of Anticosti
Island.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Sunday ridge located on a line north-south over
western Quebec.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Sunday ridge located over New England.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:01 AM AST 20 January 2018 A low pressure system currently over Western Quebec will move
eastward this morning to lie near Anticosti Island this afternoon.
Strong to gale force south to southwesterly winds are forecast over
much of the district ahead of this system. In its wake, strong to
gale force northwesterlies are expected. Winds will become light late
in the day over western waters.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Fundy, Grand Manan, Lurcher, Browns Bank, Georges Bank, southwestern
shore, LaHave Bank, West Scotian Slope, eastern shore, Sable, East
Scotian Slope, Fourchu, Banquereau, Laurentian Fan, Cabot Strait,
Gulf-Magdalen and Anticosti - western half.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Cabot Strait, Northumberland Strait-eastern half,
Gulf-Magdalen and Anticosti.

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