Issued 03:00 AM NST 30 January 2015
Today Tonight and Saturday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northeast 20 knots backing to northwest 20 early this evening then diminishing to light near midnight. Wind increasing to east 20 Saturday morning and to east 35 Saturday afternoon.
Periods of snow today. Periods of rain beginning Saturday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.
Temperatures minus 2 rising to plus 3 Saturday evening.
Ice ForecastsIssued 10:00 AM EST 29 January 2015 Today Tonight and Friday
Ice EdgeFirst ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4500N 6510W to New Brunswick near 4530N 6510W. Sea ice east of the ice edge. Second ice edge estimated from Cape Breton Island near 4700N 6025W to 4720N 6030W to 4830N 6220W to 4900N 6130W to 4930N 6130W to 4930N 6000W to 5030N 5740W to Newfoundland near 4840N 5900W. Sea ice west and north of the ice edge. Third ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5900W to Newfoundland near 4830N 5900W. Sea ice east of the ice edge. Fourth ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4720N 5520W Newfoundland near 4730N 5650W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.
Ice free except 9 tenths of grey ice in some bays.
Iceberg BulletinIssued 11:00 AM EST 29 January 2015
Iceberg LimitIceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4810N 5255W to 5000N 4800W to 5200N 4800W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5200N 5600W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.
Iceberg CountNo confirmed icebergs.
Warnings (In effect)
Southwest CoastIssued 03:00 AM NST 30 January 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 3:00 AM NST 30 January 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Labrador to Belle
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing ridge located over Greenland.
At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 1006 mb located south of the Grand Banks.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday low 990 mb located over Belle Isle Bank.
At 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday approaching low 990 mb located southwest
of Nova Scotia.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 2:58 AM NST 30 January 2015 A low pressure system south of the Grand Banks will move northward
then pass over the Eastern Avalon Peninsula this afternoon before
reaching the Belle Isle Bank tonight. Strong to gale force
northeasterlies north of the low will spread northwards through the
eastern marine district today to reach the Belle Isle Bank by
tonight. Strong southerlies will develop east and southeast of the
low today before shifting to strong westerlies in its wake.
A second low pressure system will move northward and approach the
marine district late Saturday. Strong to gale force easterlies are
forecast to develop late Saturday ahead of this feature over
southwestern portions of the marine district.
Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
Northeast Gulf, Gulf - Port au Port, Southwest Coast, South Coast,
East Coast, Northeast Coast - Cape St. John and south, Belle Isle
Bank and Funk Island Bank.
Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf, Gulf - Port au
Port, Northeast Coast and the Belle Isle Bank.
Atlantic - Maritimes Area
- Anticosti - northeastern half
- Anticosti - southwestern half
- Bras d'Or Lakes
- Browns Bank
- Cabot Strait
- Chaleur - Miscou
- Eastern Shore
- East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south
- East Scotian Slope
- Georges Bank
- Grand Manan
- Gulf - Magdalen - northwestern half
- Gulf - Magdalen - southeastern half
- Gulf - Port au Port - northwestern half
- Gulf - Port au Port - southeastern half
- Halifax Harbour and Approaches
- LaHave Bank
- Laurentian Fan
- 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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