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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 11 December 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots veering to northwest 20 to 25 early this morning then diminishing to northerly 15 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to light this evening then increasing to west 20 overnight. Wind increasing to northwest 30 near noon Thursday then diminishing to northwest 20 Thursday evening.

Periods of rain changing to snow near noon and ending this evening. Flurries Thursday morning. Fog patches dissipating early this morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in fog patches and in precipitation.

Temperatures plus 10 falling to minus 3 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 11 December 2019
Friday Wind light becoming south 15 knots late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 40.
Sunday Wind southwest 25 knots increasing to southwest 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 10 December 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 10 December 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4545N 6205W to
Prince Edward Island near 4625N 6205W. Sea ice west of the ice edge

Second ice edge estimated from Prince Edward Island near 4630N 6215W
to 4730N 6415W to 4850N 6335W to 4850N 6110W to 5050N 5805W to
Newfoundland near 5035N 5720W. Sea ice west and north of the ice

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


No watches or warnings in effect.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 11 December 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. AST today trough located from the Gulf of Maine
to Labrador.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Thursday trough located southeast of the Marine

At 3:00 a.m. AST Thursday ridge located on a line north-south over
the Great Lakes.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Thursday approaching ridge located on a line
north-south over Maine.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:46 AM AST 11 December 2019 A trough of low pressure from the Gulf of Maine to Labrador will move
to eventually lie southeast of the marine district tonight. Strong to
gale force southwesterlies ahead of the trough shift to generally
strong northwesterlies behind it.

On Thursday morning the northwesterlies will increase to gale force
across the district and could possibly approach storm force over
northernmost waters. Winds are expected to diminish somewhat over
most waters later on Thursday as a ridge of high pressure approaches
from the west.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all

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

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