Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 03 March 2015

Tonight and Wednesday

Storm warning in effect.

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

Flurries ending this evening. Periods of snow beginning Wednesday afternoon. Visibility as low as 1 mile in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water severe freezing spray becoming moderate overnight and ending Wednesday morning.

Temperatures minus 8 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 03:30 PM 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 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday 9 plus tenths of grey ice including 2 tenths of grey-white ice except 9 plus tenths of grey-white ice including 4 tenths of first-year ice in the southern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4710N 5250W to 4735N 4700W
to 5110N 4805W to 5505N 5215W to 5645N 5600W to 5800N 5715W then
northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

9 plus tenths of grey ice including 2 tenths of grey-white ice
except 9 plus tenths of grey-white ice including 4 tenths of
first-year ice in the southern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 3 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4638N 5308W to 4645N 4615W to 5000N 4600W to 5200N 4645W to 6000N
5753W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 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 3:30 PM 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 3:30 PM 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM NST 3 March 2015 Tonight and Wednesday At 3:30 p.m. NST today low 950 mb located northeast of Funk
Island Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Wednesday departing low 952 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today ridge located on a line north-south over
Quebec.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Wednesday ridge located from the Grand Banks
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 3:30 PM NST 3 March 2015 An intense low pressure system just northeast of the Funk Island Bank
will continue to track northeastward to lie southeast of Greenland by
Wednesday afternoon. Gale to hurricane force westerlies to
northwesterlies will gradually diminish tonight and Wednesday
morning.

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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