Northeast Coast - north of Cape St. John

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 10 February 2016

Today Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northeast 30 this morning and to variable 10 to 15 early this afternoon. Wind increasing to northwest 20 this evening then backing to west 15 to 20 after midnight. Wind diminishing to light Thursday evening.

Snow ending this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning Thursday morning.

Temperatures minus 1 falling to minus 8 Thursday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 10 February 2016
Today Tonight and Thursday Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 10 February 2016
Friday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind west 25 knots diminishing to light.
Sunday Wind north 25 to 35 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 9 February 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 tenths of grey ice including 3 tenths of grey-white ice. Strong ice pressure developing today along the northern section of the northern peninsula and easing Wednesday morning. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 9 February 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4840N 5010W
to 5145N 4935W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5800W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

9 tenths of grey ice including 3 tenths of grey-white ice. Strong
ice pressure developing today along the northern section of the
northern peninsula and easing Wednesday morning.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 9 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4500N 4800W to 4515N 4645W to 4745N 4415W to 4845N
4415W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Feb estimated from Newfoundland
near 5040N 5725W to Quebec near 5120N 5800W.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northeast Coast - north of Cape St. John

Issued 03:00 AM NST 10 February 2016

'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 - north of Cape St. John

Issued 03:00 AM NST 10 February 2016

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

Northeast Coast - north of Cape St. John

Issued 10:00 AM EST 09 February 2016

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 3:00 AM NST 10 February 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary trough located from the
Gulf of St. Lawrence to Funk Island Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 981 mb located south of Newfoundland.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing low 973 mb located east of Funk
Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:49 AM NST 10 February 2016 A trough of low pressure will remain relatively stationary from the
gulf of the St. Lawrence to Funk Island Bank today. Ahead of this
feature, gale force northeasterlies will diminish later today.

Meanwhile, a low pressure system south of Newfoundland will cross the
Avalon Peninsula this morning to lie over Funk Island Bank this
afternoon. Gale to storm force south to southwesterlies are forecast
to develop to the southeast of the low with gale force westerlies in
its wake.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Funk Island Bank and the Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for
all remaining waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf, Northeast Coast -
north of Cape St. John and the Belle Isle Bank.

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