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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 17 February 2020

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Wind light increasing to northwest 10 to 15 knots this afternoon and to northwest 20 this evening. Wind increasing to northwest 30 near midnight then diminishing to northwest 20 Tuesday morning. Wind diminishing to light Tuesday afternoon then becoming south 15 Tuesday evening.

Flurries ending Tuesday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning near midnight and ending Tuesday afternoon.

Temperatures minus 1 falling to minus 8 Tuesday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 17 February 2020
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 2 late overnight then subsiding to 1 or less Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 17 February 2020
Wednesday Wind southeast 40 knots diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 30 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 February 2020 Today Tonight and Tuesday Open water except 5 tenths grey ice including 2 tenths grey-white ice in southern section. 

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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 17 February 2020 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6335W to 4420N
6320W to 4535N 5945W to 4540N 5815W to 4730N 5955W 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 except 5 tenths grey ice including 2 tenths grey-white
ice in southern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 16 February 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4903N 5340W to 4840N 4835W to 5130N 4700W to 5530N 5130W to 6000N
5700W to 6200N 5400W to 5800N 4530W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5133N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Cabot Strait

Issued 10:00 AM AST 17 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 AST 17 February 2020 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:00 a.m. AST today trough located near East Scotian Slope.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight trough located east of the Marine District.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight ridge located on a line north-south over
New England.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Tuesday departing ridge located on a line
north-south over Laurentian Fan.

At 8:00 p.m. AST Tuesday approaching trough located over New
England.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:51 AM AST 17 February 2020 A trough of low pressure over East Scotian Slope will move to lie
east of the marine district this evening. On Tuesday a ridge will
cross the district to lie over easternmost waters Tuesday evening.
Strong to possibly gale force northwesterlies will develop ahead of
the ridge over northern and eastern waters.

Meanwhile a second trough will approach from the west to lie over New
England Tuesday evening. Winds between the ridge and this trough will
increase to strong to gale force southeasterlies over westernmost
waters.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Grand Manan, Lurcher, Browns Bank, georges banks, LaHave Bank, and
West Scotian Slope. Freezing spray warnings are in effect for eastern
shore - eastern half, Sable - eastern half, Fourchu, Banquereau,
Cabot Strait, Gulf - Magdalen - northeastern half and Anticosti.

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