Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NDT 26 March 2017

Tonight and Monday

Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 Monday morning.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 18 to minus 10.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 26 March 2017
Tonight and Monday Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NDT 26 March 2017
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 knots veering to northeast 25.
Thursday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 26 March 2017 Today Tonight and Monday Special ice warning in effect. 9 plus tenths of first-year ice in southern and southwestern sections. Difficult ice conditions along the Newfoundland coast today and Monday. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 26 March 2017 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4710N 4910W
to 4820N 4620W to 5210N 5125W to 5455N 5140W to 5600N 5450W to 5800N
5630W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Special ice warning in effect.

9 plus tenths of first-year ice in southern and southwestern
sections. Difficult ice conditions along the Newfoundland coast
today and Monday.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 26 March 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5315W to 4630N 4345W to 4715N 4150W to 5015N 4144W to 5145N
4545W to 5300N 4959W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Mar estimated from Newfoundland
near 4907N 5824W to Quebec near 5015N 6018W.

Iceberg Count

26 to 50 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Issued 8:00 PM NDT 26 March 2017

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.

Special ice warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 26 March 2017

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 8:00 PM NDT 26 March 2017 Tonight and Monday At 8:00 p.m. NDT tonight deepening low 975 mb located south of
the Flemish Cap.
By 3:30 p.m. NDT Monday quasi-stationary low 960 mb located east
of the Flemish Cap.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:43 PM NDT 26 March 2017 An intense low pressure system east of the Grand Banks will continue
to deepen as it tracks slowly northeastward tonight. The storm will
stall east of the Flemish Cap tonight then move slowly eastward on
Monday. Gale to storm force northwesterlies are expected over most
waters while hurricane force northwesterlies are expected over the
Northern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are advised that a hurricane force wind warning is
in effect for Northern Grand Banks. Storm warnings are in effect for
Funk Island Bank and Southeastern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in
effect for all other waters except Strait of Belle Isle - western
half, Gulf waters and Southwest Coast.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters.

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