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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 13 February 2016

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northeast 25 to 35 this afternoon then backing to north 35 to 45 early this evening. Wind diminishing to north 25 near midnight and to north 15 Sunday morning.

Snow changing to a few flurries Sunday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning this afternoon and ending Sunday morning.

Temperatures minus 5 becoming minus 10 to minus 5 Sunday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 13 February 2016
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this morning then building to 3 to 4 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 13 February 2016
Monday Wind west 25 knots increasing to west 35 in the morning.
Tuesday Wind west 25 knots increasing to south 35.
Wednesday Wind south 45 to 55 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday Open water except 3 tenths of new ice in a few bays. 

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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 Bas Caraquet Bathurst Airport Bouctouche AAFC Charlo Eskasoni (First Nations) 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 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4740N 5920W to 4805N 5940W
to 4945N 5815W to 4815N 6300W to 4740N 6305W to 4750N 6110W to 4655N
6000W to Nova Scotia near 4615N 5955W. Sea ice north and west of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 3 tenths of new ice in a few bays.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 13 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5259W to 4400N 4915W to 4400N 4745W to 4700N 4500W to 4745N
4515W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastward.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5036N 5931W to Newfoundland near 4943N 5753W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 1:13 PM NST 13 February 2016

'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

Southwest Coast

Issued 1:13 PM NST 13 February 2016

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 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:30 p.m. NST today low 984 mb located over Banquereau.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday low 983 mb located over Funk Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:44 AM NST 13 February 2016 An intense low pressure system will move into Banquereau this
afternoon and track northeastward to lie over Funk Island Bank by
early Sunday morning. Winds will increase to gale force easterlies
over southern waters ahead of this system. Gale to storm force
southerlies are expected south of this system later today.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Southern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for all
remaining waters except Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters and
Northeast Coast.

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

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