SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR MARITIMES – March 21, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK – A low pressure system will approach the Maritimes from the southwest today and is expected to track across eastern Nova Scotia Friday morning. Snow will develop ahead of this system beginning early Thursday morning and continue into Friday. At this time, southern and eastern parts of New Brunswick have 10 to 15 centimetres of snow forecast but may exceed 15 centimetres before the low pulls away. Snow will also be accompanied by strong northeasterly winds Thursday afternoon, which may bring visibilities down in blowing snow.
NOVA SCOTIA – A developing low pressure system south of Long Island will approach the Maritimes from the southwest tonight and track across eastern Nova Scotia Friday morning. Snow will develop ahead of this system Wednesday evening then change through ice pellets and to freezing rain overnight into Thursday morning. At this time as much as 10 to 15 cm centimetres of snow is expected over parts of Nova Scotia, with the highest amounts expected from the Valley through to northern Nova Scotia including the Cobequid Pass. Also, strong northeasterly winds giving reduced visibility in blowing snow can be expected. There is also a risk of a prolonged period of ice pellets and freezing rain over some areas overnight Wednesday and Thursday.
NEWFOUNDLAND – This storm is expected to continue the trend we have seen with the majority of storms this winter by bringing a variety of precipitation types to most areas. Snow is expected late Thursday and Thursday night over western and northern Newfoundland, and warnings may be required. Meanwhile, a combination of snow, freezing rain, and rain can be expected elsewhere across the Island as temperatures eventually rise above zero.

HOLIDAY ALERT NOTIFICATION

Please note that Maritime-Ontario offices and terminals will be closed on March 30, 2018 in recognition of Good Friday, and fully operational on Easter Monday, April 2, 2018

SNOWFALL WARNING – ALBERTA March 15, 2018

Snowfall, with total amounts of 10 to 20 cm is expected in Alberta today

Heavy snowfall will spread northward across southern Alberta later this morning. The highest amounts of snow are anticipated to fall west of a line running from Rocky Mountain Hours to Milk River, including Lethbridge and the City of Calgary. Some areas may receive up to 20 cm locally before the snow tapers off by Friday morning.

Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas.

TRAVEL ADVISORY – MARINE ATLANTIC March 14, 2018

Weather Impact Advisory 14/03/18

Marine Atlantic advises customers that due to high winds and sea conditions the following changes have been made to our schedule:
•Port aux Basques to North Sydney Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 2345 is now scheduled to depart Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 1145, weather permitting.

•North Sydney to Port aux Basques Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 2345 is now scheduled to depart Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 1230, weather permitting.

Check-in time is 2 hours prior to departure.

If you would like to make alternate travel arrangements please contact our toll free reservation line at 1-800-341-7981.

Marine Atlantic apologizes for this inconvenience and thanks you for your patience and understanding.

Potential Weather Impact – 15/3/2018

Marine Atlantic advises our customers that due to impending weather conditions in the Cabot Strait we anticipate a potential impact to the following departures:
•North Sydney to Port aux Basques Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 1230
•Port aux Basques to North Sydney Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 1145

WINTER STORM WARNING FOR NEW BRUNSWICK March 14, 2018

Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

Heavy snow, strong winds and blowing snow will continue this afternoon.

An intense low pressure system over Nova Scotia will reach and then linger over the Gulf of St. Lawrence later today.

Snow at times heavy will persist over much of the province. Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 30 centimetres are generally expected for western areas. 30 to 50 centimetres are forecast over eastern regions, but areas near the Gulf of St. Lawrence coast could receive amounts in excess of 50 centimetres. Strong northeasterly winds gusting from 60 to 80 km/h will continue to create extensive blowing snow. These winds will gradually diminish over most of the province, but will continue over northeastern sections until late in the day.

Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.

TRAVEL ADVISORY – MARINE ATLANTIC March 13, 2018

Weather Impact Advisory/ Potential Impact – 14/3/2018

Marine Atlantic advises customers that due to high winds and sea conditions the following changes have been made to our schedule:
•Port aux Basques to North Sydney Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 2345 is now scheduled to depart Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 1145, weather permitting.
•North Sydney to Port aux Basques Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 2345 is now scheduled to depart Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 1145, weather permitting.

Marine Atlantic advises our customers that due to impending weather conditions in the Cabot Strait we anticipate a potential impact to the following departures:
•North Sydney to Port aux Basques Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 1145.
•Port aux Basques to North Sydney Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 1145.

WINTER STORM WARNINGS FOR NEW BRUNSWICK AND NOVA SCOTIA. March 13, 2018

Heavy snow, strong winds and blowing snow are expected today in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

An intense low pressure system has approached the Maritimes from the southwest last night and today.

Snow, heavy at times is expected to continue throughout the day. Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 centimetres are generally expected by late Wednesday but could reach up to 40 centimetres in isolated spots over the eastern half of the province. Strong northeasterly winds gusting to 60 to 80 km/h will develop in the evening, likely to cause extensive blowing and drifting snow. These winds will ease over most of the province on Wednesday but will continue over northeastern sections until late in the day.

Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.

TRAVEL ADVISORY – MARINE ATLANTIC March 9, 2018

Weather Impact Advisory- 9/3/2018

Marine Atlantic advises customers that due to high winds and sea conditions the following changes have been made to our schedule:
•Port aux Basques to North Sydney Friday, March 09, 2018 at 2345 is now scheduled to depart Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 1145, weather permitting.
•North Sydney to Port aux Basques Friday, March 09, 2018 at 2345 is now scheduled to depart Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 1145, weather permitting.

Travel Advisory – Marine Atlantic March 8, 2018

Weather Impact Advisory- 8/3/2018

Marine Atlantic advises customers that due to adverse weather in the Cabot Strait the following changes have been made to our schedule:

•Port aux Basques to North Sydney Thursday, March 08, 2018 at 2345 is now scheduled to depart Friday, March 09, 2018 at 1145.
•North Sydney to Port aux Basques Thursday, March 08, 2018 at 2345 is now scheduled to depart Thursday, March 08, 2018 at 1145.

If you would like to make alternate travel arrangements please contact our toll free reservation line at 1-800-341-7981.

Marine Atlantic advises our customers that due to impending weather conditions in the Cabot Strait we anticipate a potential impact to the following departures:
•North Sydney to Port aux Basques Friday, March 09, 2018 at 1145.
•Port aux Basques to North Sydney Friday, March 09, 2018 at 1145.
•North Sydney to Port aux Basques Friday, March 09, 2018 at 2345.
•Port aux Basques to North Sydney Friday, March 09, 2018 at 2345.

EAST COAST STORM WARNINGS – March 8, 2018

Snow expected Today and again on Friday and Saturday.

A low pressure system will approach from the southwest and into southern New Brunswick today and moving into Nova Scotia as well as Prince Edward Island. Snowfall amounts are expected to be in the 15-20 cm range.

The precipitation will taper off in the south to showers or flurries by Friday morning. However in the north snow will continue overnight into Friday, possibly requiring snowfall warnings to be extended northwards. Also, the heavy wet snow may load branches and electrical lines, possibly causing local power disruptions.

Later on Friday into Saturday a second disturbance will spread snow in from the east, initially mixed with a little rain. Snowfall amounts with this second system may be significant, possibly reaching the warning criteria of 15 cm in 12 hours.

Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas. There may also be intense winds giving blowing snow and possible blizzard conditions.

Please note that our Moncton, NB terminal has closed for the day due to the white out conditions.