Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 03 March 2015

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind north 35 knots increasing to northwest 50 this morning then diminishing to northwest 35 this evening. Wind diminishing to west 25 overnight and to southwest 15 Wednesday morning. Wind backing to southeast 15 to 20 Wednesday evening.

Flurries ending this evening. Periods of snow beginning Wednesday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate freezing spray ending Wednesday morning except severe today and tonight.

Temperatures minus 6 falling to minus 18 overnight then rising to minus 10 Wednesday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 03 March 2015
Today Tonight and Wednesday Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 03 March 2015
Thursday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 20 late in the day.
Friday Wind west 25 knots.
Saturday Wind southwest 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 2 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 plus tenths of grey-white ice including 4 tenths of first-year ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice in the eastern section. Strong ice pressure developing overnight. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 2 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4735N 5240W to 4710N 4645W
to 5110N 4805W to 5450N 5200W to 5550N 5505W to 5800N 5730W then
northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

9 plus tenths of grey-white ice including 4 tenths of first-year ice
except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice in the eastern section.
Strong ice pressure developing overnight.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 2 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4638N 5308W to 4615N 4759W to 4643N 4616W to 4959N 4600W to 5200N
4647W to 5959N 5753W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Issued 03:00 AM NST 03 March 2015

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Issued 03:00 AM NST 03 March 2015

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

Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 02 March 2015

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 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 3:00 a.m. NST today deepening low 966 mb located over the
Northeast Coast of Newfoundland.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday low 950 mb located south of Greenland.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line north-south over
Quebec.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday ridge located from Laurentian Fan
to Labrador.

At 10:00 a.m. NST Wednesday intensifying trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Maritimes.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Wednesday trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:58 AM NST 3 March 2015 A deepening low pressure system over the Northeast Coast of
Newfoundland is forecast to track northeastward to lie south of
Greenland by tonight. Southeasterly and northeasterly gales ahead of
this system will shift to gale to hurricane force westerlies to
northwesterlies in its wake.

A trough of low pressure is forecast to sweep eastward across the
Maritimes on Wednesday to lie over Newfoundland by Wednesday evening.
Gale to storm force southerly winds are forecast to develop over
southern waters ahead of this trough beginning Wednesday afternoon.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warnings are
in effect for Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island Bank. Storm warnings
are in effect for the Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half, East
Coast, Northeast Coast, and the Northern Grand Banks. Gale warnings
are in effect for all remaining waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except the Southeastern Grand Banks.

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