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Northumberland Strait - eastern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 29 January 2022

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to northeast 40 to 50 this afternoon then veering to east 40 to 50 early this evening with gusts to 80 from Margaree Harbour to Bay St. Lawrence. Wind diminishing to northeast 30 near midnight then becoming south 30 late overnight. Wind increasing to southwest 40 Sunday morning then veering to west 25 to 35 Sunday afternoon.

Snow changing to periods of rain this evening and ending near midnight. Flurries Sunday. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending this evening. Freezing spray beginning near noon Sunday.

Temperatures minus 5 rising to plus 4 overnight then falling to minus 8 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 29 January 2022
Monday Wind west 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 knots diminishing to light.
Wednesday Wind southwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 January 2022 Today Tonight and Saturday Ice pressure warning in effect. 3 tenths grey ice including 1 tenth grey-white ice except 9 plus tenths grey-white ice in the southwestern section. Strong ice pressure developing in the pack ice in the southwestern section Saturday morning and continuing into the evening. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 January 2022 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4525N 6524W to Nova
Scotia near 4504N 6501W. Sea ice northeast of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4332N 6520W to 4500N
6045W to 4615N 5915W to 4818N 6122W to 4933N 5905W to 4725N 5945W to
Newfoundland near 4724N 5537W. Sea ice northwest then northeast of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

3 tenths grey ice including 1 tenth grey-white ice except 9 plus
tenths grey-white ice in the southwestern section. Strong ice
pressure developing in the pack ice in the southwestern section
Saturday morning and continuing into the evening.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Northumberland Strait - eastern half

Issued 10:00 AM AST 29 January 2022

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northumberland Strait - eastern half

Issued 10:00 AM AST 29 January 2022

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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Northumberland Strait - eastern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 January 2022

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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM AST 29 January 2022 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:00 a.m. AST today intensifying low 981 mb located southwest
of Georges Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 968 mb located near Browns Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Sunday low 970 mb located near Southwestern Shore.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Sunday departing low 971 mb located over the
northern Gulf of St. Lawrence.

At 8:00 p.m. AST Sunday approaching ridge located over Ontario.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:55 AM AST 29 January 2022 An intensifying low pressure system southwest of Georges Bank will
move to lie near Browns Bank this evening. The low will move
northeastward across Nova Scotia overnight tonight and across the
Gulf of St. Lawrence Sunday morning to lie over Southeastern Labrador
Sunday afternoon.

Gale to storm force northeasterlies are expected north of the low
with gale to storm force southerlies south of it.

Storm surge, rough surf, and higher than normal water levels are
expected along the Atlantic Coast of Mainland Nova Scotia and Cape
Breton Island this afternoon and again early on Sunday. A high water
level warning is in effect.

Higher than normal water levels and ice rafting are expected this
afternoon in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
all waters except for Chaleur-Miscou - western half. A gale warning
is in effect for Chaleur-Miscou - western half. Freezing spray
warnings are in effect for Fundy, Grand Manan, Lurcher, southwestern
shore, eastern shore, Cabot Strait - northern half and all Gulf of
St. Lawrence waters.

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