Issued 03:00 AM AST 04 March 2015
Today Tonight and Thursday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind westerly 10 to 15 knots becoming southeast 15 early this morning then increasing to southeast 25 late this morning. Wind increasing to southeast 35 near noon with gusts to 50 in the Wreckhouse area. Wind diminishing to west 30 this afternoon with gusts to 40 along the Newfoundland coast Thursday afternoon and evening.
Snow today. Flurries beginning near midnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.
Freezing spray warning in effect.
Over open water freezing spray beginning near noon Thursday.
Temperatures minus 14 rising to zero this afternoon then falling to minus 15 Thursday evening.
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Ice ForecastsIssued 10:00 AM EST 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday
Ice EdgeFirst 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 CoverageIce pressure warning in effect.
9 tenths of grey ice including 4 tenths of first-year ice except 9
tenths of first-year ice in the northern section. Strong ice
pressure in the pack ice diminishing overnight.
Iceberg BulletinIssued 11:00 AM EST 3 March 2015
Iceberg LimitIceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4638N 5308W to 4645N 4615W to 5000N 4600W to 5200N 4645W to 6000N
Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.
Iceberg CountNo confirmed icebergs.
Warnings (In effect)
Cabot StraitIssued 03:00 AM AST 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.
Cabot StraitIssued 03:00 AM AST 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.
Cabot StraitIssued 10:00 AM EST 03 March 2015
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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 3:00 AM AST 4 March 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. AST today ridge located over the central Marine
By 8:00 a.m. AST today ridge located east of the Marine District.
At 3:00 a.m. AST today trough located west of the Marine District.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight trough located east of the Marine District.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 2:58 AM AST 4 March 2015 A trough extending from a low pressure system near James Bay will
move across maritime waters today. Strong to gale force southerlies
ahead of the trough veer to strong westerlies in its wake.
Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
Freezing spray warnings are in effect for eastern shore..Fourchu..
Northern Banquereau and Cabot Strait.
Atlantic - Maritimes Area
- Anticosti - northeastern half
- Anticosti - southwestern half
- Bras d'Or Lakes
- Browns Bank
- Cabot Strait
- Chaleur - Miscou - eastern half
- Chaleur - Miscou - western half
- Eastern Shore
- East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south
- East Scotian Slope
- Georges Bank
- Grand Manan
- Gulf - Magdalen - eastern half
- Gulf - Magdalen - western half
- Gulf - Port au Port - northwestern half
- Gulf - Port au Port - southeastern half
- Halifax Harbour and Approaches
- LaHave Bank
- Laurentian Fan
- Lurcher - eastern half
- Lurcher - western half
- L'Isle-aux-Coudres to Tadoussac
- Northumberland Strait - eastern half
- Northumberland Strait - western half
- Pointe à Michel to Pointe-des-Monts
- Pointe-des-Monts to Anticosti - northern half
- Pointe-des-Monts to Anticosti - southern half
- Southeastern Grand Banks
- Southwestern Grand Banks
- Southwestern Shore
- Southwest Coast
- South Coast
- Tadoussac to Pointe à Michel
- West Scotian Slope
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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