Northeast Coast - Cape St. John and south

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 09 February 2016

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 25 knots increasing to northeast 35 to 45 this morning then diminishing to northeast 30 near midnight. Wind diminishing to north 20 Wednesday morning then backing to northwest 15 Wednesday afternoon.

Snow beginning this morning and ending Wednesday afternoon. Risk of freezing drizzle overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending this evening.

Temperatures minus 14 to minus 6 rising to minus 1 near midnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 09 February 2016
Today Tonight and Wednesday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this morning and to 3 to 4 this afternoon. Seas building to 4 to 6 this evening then subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 1 to 2 Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 09 February 2016
Thursday Wind northwest 15 knots diminishing to light in the morning.
Friday Wind west 15 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind west 20 knots diminishing to light.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 8 February 2016 Today Tonight and Tuesday 1 tenth of grey ice except 8 tenths of grey-white ice in the northern section. 

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Tail of the Bank - 44140 Nickerson Bank - 44251 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Blanc-Sablon Airport Cap Whittle Chevery Natashquan Airport Heath Point Miscou Island Grand Étang Ingonish Beach North Mountain St.Paul Island J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Argentia Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques Rocky Harbour Sagona Island St. Anthony Airport St. John's Int'l Airport St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Twillingate Winterland Wreckhouse Cartwright Airport Mary's Harbour Grates Cove Pool's Island Marticot Island Long Pond Eskasoni (First Nations) Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 8 February 2016 Today Tonight and Tuesday

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

1 tenth of grey ice except 8 tenths of grey-white ice in the
northern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 8 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 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 8 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5120N 5800W to Newfoundland near 5040N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northeast Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 09 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

Issued 03:00 AM NST 09 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NST 9 February 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 978 mb located near Sable Island.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight dissipating low 990 mb located near the
Avalon Peninsula.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough from 978 mb low located over the
southern Grand Banks.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday trough located from the Gulf of
St. Lawrence to Funk Island Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday low 982 mb located south of Newfoundland.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Wednesday low 973 mb located over Funk Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:50 AM NST 9 February 2016 An intense low pressure system near Sable Island and its associated
trough lying south of the Grand Banks will track northeastward to
cross Southeastern Newfoundland this evening. Gale to storm force
east to northeasterlies ahead of this system will shift to gale force
southwesterlies to its south. Gale force northeasterlies will persist
ahead of the trough throughout Wednesday.

A second low pressure system will approach from the southwest tonight
and cross over the Avalon Peninsula Wednesday to lie over Funk Island
Bank Wednesday night. Gale to storm force south to southwesterlies
are forecast to develop to the southeast of the low.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Southwest Coast, South Coast, and the Southern 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, Gulf waters, Northeast Coast, Belle
Isle Bank, and Funk Island Bank.

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