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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 11 February 2016

Today Tonight and Friday

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to variable 15 to 20 this afternoon then becoming northwest 20 early this evening. Wind backing to west 10 to 15 overnight then to south 10 to 15 Friday morning. Wind increasing to west 30 Friday evening.

Snow ending this evening. Periods of snow beginning Friday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Temperatures near zero.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 10 February 2016
Tonight and Thursday Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 this evening and to 3 near noon Thursday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 11 February 2016
Saturday Wind west 30 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the morning then increasing to southeast 40 to 50 late in the day.
Sunday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind west 35 to 45 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 10 February 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 10 February 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4840N 5010W
to 5145N 5010W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5800W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 10 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 10 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4445N 4845W to 4445N 4715W to 4745N 4400W to 4845N
4400W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5730W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 10 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5046N 5900W to Newfoundland near 5003N 5742W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

No watches or warnings in effect.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NST 11 February 2016 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. NST today departing trough located on a line east-west
over Belle Isle Bank.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today disturbance located south of Nova Scotia.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing low 991 mb located over the
northern Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Friday approaching trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over Laurentian Fan.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:58 AM NST 11 February 2016 A trough of low pressure is expected to approach the southern marine
district early on Friday. As the trough tracks through the Southern
Grand Banks, an intense but localized low pressure system is forecast
to develop within it. A small area of gale force southwesterly winds
is expected to develop just south of the low with the potential to
produce wind gusts nearing storm force. The low will quickly exit the
marine district by Friday evening.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
Southern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters, Southwest Coast,
Northeast Coast, Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island Bank.

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