Issued 03:00 AM NST 04 March 2015
Today Tonight and Thursday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to west 15 this morning then increasing to south 45 this afternoon. Wind veering to west 35 this evening then diminishing to west 20 overnight. Wind increasing to west 35 Thursday afternoon.
A few flurries changing to snow or rain this afternoon and ending near midnight. Flurries beginning Thursday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.
Freezing spray warning in effect.
Freezing spray ending this morning. Freezing spray beginning Thursday evening.
Temperatures minus 10 to minus 5 rising to plus 1 this evening then falling to minus 6 Thursday evening.
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Ice ForecastsIssued 10:00 AM EST 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday
Ice EdgeIce edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4710N 5250W to 4735N 4700W
to 5110N 4805W to 5505N 5215W to 5645N 5600W to 5800N 5715W then
northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.
Bergy water except 2 tenths of new ice in a few small bays.
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)
South CoastIssued 03:00 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.
South CoastIssued 03:00 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 3:00 AM NST 4 March 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 952 mb located east of Labrador Sea.
By 10:00 a.m. NST today departing low 955 mb located southeast
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 989 mb located over Belle Isle Bank.
At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line north-south over
By 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday ridge located northeast of the Marine
Marine Weather StatementIssued 2:53 AM NST 4 March 2015 An intense low pressure system east of the Labrador Sea will continue
to track northeastward to lie southeast of Greenland by this
afternoon. Gale to storm force west to northeasterlies over most
waters will gradually diminish today.
A trough of low pressure will sweep northeastward across the
Maritimes this morning 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
Belle Isle Bank and the Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for
all remaining waters except the Strait of Belle Isle and Gulf waters.
Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except the Southeastern Grand Banks.
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 - northeastern half
- Gulf - Magdalen - southwestern 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
- 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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