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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 20 February 2020

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 35 knots with gusts to 45 diminishing to west 25 this evening and to west 15 to 20 Friday afternoon. Wind diminishing to light Friday evening.

Flurries ending Friday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending Friday evening.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 7.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 20 February 2020
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 after midnight and to 1 to 2 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 20 February 2020
Saturday Wind light increasing to southwest 25 knots in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2020 Today Tonight and Friday Open water. 

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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 20 February 2020 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6335W to 4420N
6320W to 4530N 5940W to 4600N 5755W to 4710N 5830W 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

Open water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 19 February 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4830N 5308W to 4815N 4850W to 4900N 4810W to 5045N 4730W to 5530N
5130W to 6100N 5700W to 6300N 5400W to 5830N 5000W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5133N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 20 February 2020

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 20 February 2020

Moderate or severe freezing spray is occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 10:00 AM NST 20 February 2020 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:00 a.m. NST today departing trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over the eastern Marine District.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 978 mb located over northwestern
Labrador Sea.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday approaching low 976 mb located over southern
Labrador Sea.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located south of the Maritimes.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Friday ridge located on a line east-west over
the southern Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:58 AM NST 20 February 2020 Strong to gale force westerlies over the marine district will
gradually subside as a trough of low pressure over the eastern waters
exits the area this afternoon.

Meanwhile, a low pressure system tracking southward over the Labrador
Sea today and tonight will move across northeastern sections of Belle
Isle Bank on Friday. Westerly winds will increase to strong to gale
force westerlies as this feature approaches, with gale to storm force
on Friday over Belle Isle Bank as it passes.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Belle Isle Bank. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters
except Strait of Belle Isle and the Southern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except Strait of Belle Isle and the southern
half of the Southern Grand Banks.

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