Gulf - Port au Port - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 04 March 2015

Today Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 knots increasing to southeast 35 near noon then diminishing to west 25 early this evening. Wind increasing to west 35 Thursday afternoon.

Snow changing to a few flurries near midnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending this evening. Freezing spray beginning near midnight.

Temperatures minus 10 rising to minus 2 this evening then falling to minus 14 Thursday evening.

Waves

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

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 04 March 2015
Friday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Saturday Wind southwest 25 knots.
Sunday Wind southwest 15 knots veering to northwest 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 March 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday 9 tenths of grey-white ice including 2 tenths of first-year ice. 

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Map of Atlantic - Maritimes marine weather areas East Scotia Slope - 44137 Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Laurentian Fan - 44141 LaHave Bank - 44150 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Halifax Harbour - 44258 Mont-Louis - 45138 Baie-Comeau Airport Havre-Saint-Pierre Airport Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan Sept-Îles Airport Cap-d'Espoir Rivière-la-Madeleine Gaspé Airport Heath Point La Pocatière Mont-Joli Airport New Carlisle Pointe-au-Père Port Menier Rivière-du-Loup Bas Caraquet Bathurst Airport Bouctouche AAFC Charlo Miramichi Fundy Park (Alma) Grand Manan Kouchibouguac Miscou Island Greater Moncton Int'l Airport Point Lepreau Saint John Airport St. Stephen Baccaro Point Beaver Island Brier Island Caribou Point Debert Grand Étang CFB Greenwood Hart Island Ingonish Beach Kentville AAFC Lunenburg McNabs Island Nappan AAFC North Mountain Parrsboro Sable Island St.Paul Island Shearwater Airport J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Tracadie Western Head Yarmouth Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Summerside Burgeo Port aux Basques Sagona Island St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Winterland Wreckhouse Île aux Perroquets Île Rouge Pointe-des-Monts Pointe-Noire Île Bicquette Cap-Chat 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

9 tenths of grey-white ice including 2 tenths of first-year ice.

 

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

Gulf - Port au Port

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

Gulf - Port au Port

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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