Northern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 14 February 2016

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 20 early this afternoon and to variable 10 to 15 late this afternoon. Wind increasing to northwest 25 late overnight and to west 35 Monday morning.

A few flurries beginning this afternoon changing to snow this evening then to a few flurries Monday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over northern sections overnight and Monday.

Temperatures zero to plus 4 falling to minus 6 to zero this evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 14 February 2016
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 4 this afternoon then building to 4 to 6 Monday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 14 February 2016
Tuesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 20 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind south 35 to 45 knots.
Thursday Wind southwest 45 knots diminishing to north 15 to 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 14 February 2016 Today Tonight and Monday Bergy water.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 14 February 2016 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4755N 4925W
to 5230N 5030W to 5450N 5215W to 5550N 5545W to 5800N 5730W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

Ice Forecasts

Flemish

Issued 10:00 AM EST 14 February 2016 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4755N 4925W
to 5230N 5030W to 5450N 5215W to 5550N 5545W to 5800N 5730W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 13 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5259W to 4400N 4915W to 4400N 4745W to 4700N 4500W to 4745N
4515W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastward.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5036N 5931W to Newfoundland near 4943N 5753W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs north of the
iceberg limit.

Iceberg Bulletin

Flemish

Issued 11:00 AM EST 13 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5259W to 4400N 4915W to 4400N 4745W to 4700N 4500W to 4745N
4515W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastward.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5036N 5931W to Newfoundland near 4943N 5753W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM NST 14 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

Northern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM NST 14 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 10:00 AM NST 14 February 2016 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:00 a.m. NST today deepening low 974 mb located over eastern
Belle Isle Bank.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today low 965 mb located northeast of Belle
Isle Bank.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today intensifying trough located south of
Nova Scotia.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Monday trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:51 AM NST 14 February 2016 A deepening low pressure system over Eastern Belle Isle Bank will
continue to track northeastwards to lie northeast of Belle Isle Bank
this afternoon. Gale force southerlies to the south of the low will
diminish this afternoon. Gale to storm force northwesterlies to
westerlies to the west of the low will persist or redevelop across
most waters throughout the forecast period.

An intensifying trough of low pressure south of Nova Scotia will
track northeastwards across the Grand Banks tonight. Gale to storm
force westerlies will develop over the Southern Grand Banks south of
the trough tonight.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Belle Isle Bank and the Southwestern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are
in effect for all remaining waters except the Strait of Belle Isle
and the Northeast Gulf.

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

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