Southwest Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 04 March 2015

Today Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to southeast 35 this afternoon then becoming west 35 this evening. Wind diminishing to west 20 after midnight then increasing to west 35 Thursday afternoon.

Snow changing to rain this afternoon and ending this evening. Flurries beginning late overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning Thursday afternoon.

Temperatures minus 6 rising to zero this evening then falling to minus 8 Thursday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 04 March 2015
Today Tonight and Thursday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this morning then building to 3 to 5 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 04 March 2015
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 20 knots backing to southwest 25.
Sunday Wind west 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 March 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday Open water except 5 tenths of first-year ice in the extreme western 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 Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 March 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6605W to 4430N
6620W to 4300N 6610W to 4530N 5630W to 4720N 5710W to Newfoundland
near 4720N 5520W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4505N 6500W to New
Brunswick near 4520N 6530W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 5 tenths of first-year ice in the extreme western
section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 4 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4638N 5308W to 4715N 4700W to 5000N 4600W to 5100N 4600W to 5200N
4645W to 6000N 5730W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 04 March 2015

'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

Southwest Coast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 04 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM NST 4 March 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:00 a.m. NST today departing low 956 mb located south of
Greenland.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today intensifying trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Maritimes.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday low 982 mb located over Belle Isle Bank.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located from the Grand Banks to
Labrador.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday departing ridge located northeast of
the Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:59 AM NST 4 March 2015 An intense low pressure system south of Greenland will continue to
track away from the marine district today. Strong to gale force
westerlies over northeastern waters will gradually diminish today.

A trough of low pressure over the Maritimes will sweep northeastward
today and develop into a low pressure system while tracking over
Newfoundland this evening. This low will then move to lie over Belle
Isle Bank by overnight tonight. Gale to storm force southerly winds
are forecast to develop over most waters ahead of this feature this
afternoon. Winds will then veer to strong to gale force west to
northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the 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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