East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south
Issued 10:00 AM NDT 29 March 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind light increasing to northeast 10 to 15 knots this evening and to east 25 late overnight. Wind increasing to east 35 Thursday morning then backing to northeast 35 to 45 Thursday afternoon.
Snow beginning late overnight changing to rain or freezing rain Thursday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.
Temperatures near zero.
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Ice ForecastsIssued 10:00 AM EDT 28 March 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday
Ice EdgeIce edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4730N 5235W to 4655N 4740W
to 4730N 4650W to 5210N 5100W to 5535N 5220W to 5630N 5615W to 5800N
5700W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.
Iceberg BulletinIssued 11:00 AM EDT 28 March 2017
Iceberg LimitIceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4715N 5259W to 4630N 4700W to 4715N 4400W to 5000N 4400W to 5145N
4545W to 5300N 5000W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.
Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Mar estimated from Newfoundland
near 4856N 5830W to Quebec near 5012N 6039W.
Iceberg CountNo confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs northeast of the
Warnings (In effect)
East Coast - Cape St. Francis and southIssued 10:00 AM NDT 29 March 2017
'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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 10:00 AM NDT 29 March 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:00 a.m. NDT today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Thursday dissipating ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the northern Grand Banks.
At 3:30 p.m. NDT today deepening low 1003 mb located south of
By 3:30 p.m. NDT Thursday low 978 mb located over Laurentian Fan.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 9:42 AM NDT 29 March 2017 A low pressure system is forecast to track into the Southern Grand
Banks from the west on Thursday then stall as it deepens into a major
storm before moving away on Saturday. Strong to gale force
northeasterlies are expected to develop over all waters ahead of this
system Thursday. Beyond the forecast period, winds are likely to
reach storm force over eastern waters Thursday night through Friday
Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Northeast Coast - Cape St. John and south, Belle Isle
Bank and Funk Island Bank.
A very long duration of gale to storm force northerly winds is
expected with this system from Thursday night through Saturday over
most of the marine district. Over the Northeast Coast as well as the
East Coast, particularly north of Cape St. Francis, these persistent
northerly winds could result in extensive ice buildup or pressure,
both along the outer coastline and in the bays. High waves and
pounding surf are also likely along the east facing coastline of the
Avalon Peninsula. Mariners are advised to consider what impacts these
events could pose and closely monitor future forecasts when
determining what, if any precautions might be needed.
Atlantic - Maritimes Area
- Anticosti - eastern half
- Anticosti - western half
- Banquereau - northeastern half
- Banquereau - southwestern half
- Bras d'Or Lakes
- Browns Bank
- Cabot Strait - northern half
- Cabot Strait - southern half
- Chaleur - Miscou
- Eastern Shore
- East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south
- East Scotian Slope - northern half
- East Scotian Slope - southern half
- Georges Bank - northern half
- Georges Bank - southern half
- Grand Manan
- Gulf - Magdalen - northeastern half
- Gulf - Magdalen - southwestern half
- Gulf - Port au Port
- Halifax Harbour and Approaches
- LaHave Bank
- Laurentian Fan - eastern half
- Laurentian Fan - 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 - northern half
- West Scotian Slope - southern half
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- Atlantic - Newfoundland
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