Northeast Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 28 February 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 knots increasing to northwest 35 early this morning then diminishing to west 30 late this morning with gusts to 40 from Jackson's Arm to Hare Bay tonight. Wind diminishing to west 20 overnight then backing to southwest 25 Wednesday morning. Wind backing to southeast 30 Wednesday evening.

Flurries ending this morning. Snow beginning Wednesday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending near noon Wednesday.

Temperatures minus 5 falling to minus 10 this morning then rising to minus 1 Wednesday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 28 February 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 28 February 2017
Thursday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming northeast 25 in the morning.
Friday Wind northeast 25 knots increasing to west 45.
Saturday Wind west 45 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 February 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday 9 tenths of first-year ice. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 February 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4730N 5235W to 4725N 5100W
to 4830N 4900W to 5045N 4830W to 5515N 5200W to 5630N 5615W to 5800N
5800W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

9 tenths of first-year ice.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 27 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5301W to 4545N 4730W to 4545N 4600W to 4700N 4545W to 5030N
4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5046N 5900W to Newfoundland near 5000N 5741W.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northeast Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 28 February 2017

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northeast Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 28 February 2017

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 3:00 AM NST 28 February 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Northeast Coast of Newfoundland.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today departing trough located east of Funk
Island Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over New England.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday ridge located over Newfoundland.

By 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday approaching low 995 mb located over
the Great Lakes.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:02 AM NST 28 February 2017 A trough of low pressure over the Northeast Coast will move eastward
to lie out of the district by this afternoon. Strong to gale force
southwesterly winds ahead of the trough shift to strong to gale force
northwesterlies behind it. Winds will begin to diminish late today
and tonight as a ridge of high pressure crosses the district.

On Wednesday a low pressure system will approach from the Great Lakes
region to lie over the Gulf of St. Lawrence by Wednesday evening.
Strong to gale force southerlies are forecast to develop ahead of
this system.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Strait of Belle Isle and the Southeastern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf, Gulf - Port au Port,
East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis, Northeast Coast, Belle Isle
Bank, Funk Island Bank and Northern Grand Banks.

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