Northumberland Strait - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 23 January 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to easterly 15 to 20 knots near noon and to easterly 25 to 30 this afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 35 this evening then diminishing to southwest 25 Wednesday morning.

Snow changing to freezing rain and ice pellets this afternoon then to periods of rain this evening and ending early Wednesday morning. Fog patches forming this evening and dissipating after midnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation and in fog patches.

Temperatures minus 8 rising to plus 6 Wednesday morning then falling to zero Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 23 January 2018
Thursday Wind westerly 25 to 30 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 15 knots increasing to south 30 late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday 9 tenths of new ice except 9 plus tenths grey-white ice including 3 tenths first-year ice in the eastern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday

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 6000W to 5005N 5815W to
4820N 5930W to Newfoundland near 4810N 5850W. Sea ice north of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

9 tenths of new ice except 9 plus tenths grey-white ice including 3
tenths first-year ice in the eastern section.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northumberland Strait

Issued 10:00 AM AST 23 January 2018

'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 10:00 AM AST 23 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:00 a.m. AST today low 995 mb located over the Great Lakes.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 992 mb located over southwestern
Quebec.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Wednesday trough from 982 mb low located on a
line north-south over western Nova Scotia.
By 3:30 p.m. AST Wednesday trough from 978 mb low located on a
line north-south over Banquereau.

At 10:00 a.m. AST today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight departing ridge located east of the
Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:27 AM AST 23 January 2018 A low pressure system near the Great Lakes this morning will track
eastward towards the region. Strong to gale force southerlies will
spread across most of the district on ahead of a trough associated
with this system. There is a slight chance of storm force southerlies
over southern waters near the trough.

As this trough tracks east over northern waters on Wednesday strong
to gale force westerlies will develop in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Fundy.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Gulf-Magdalen,
Chaleur-Miscou and Anticosti.

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