Southwest Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 03 March 2015

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 25 near midnight and to southwest 15 Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 35 Wednesday afternoon then veering to southwest 35 Wednesday evening.

Flurries ending late overnight. Snow beginning Wednesday morning and changing to rain Wednesday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate at times severe freezing spray ending Wednesday morning.

Temperatures minus 4 falling to minus 12 to minus 6 this afternoon then rising to zero Wednesday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 03 March 2015
Today Tonight and Wednesday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 this morning then subsiding to 3 to 5 this evening. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Wednesday morning then building to 3 to 5 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 03 March 2015
Thursday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 20 knots backing to southwest 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday Open water except 5 tenths of first-year ice in the extreme western section. 

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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 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday

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

Open water except 5 tenths of first-year ice in the extreme western
section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 3 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4638N 5308W to 4645N 4615W to 5000N 4600W to 5200N 4645W to 6000N
5753W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 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

Southwest Coast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 03 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

Southwest Coast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 03 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 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:00 a.m. NST today deepening low 953 mb located over Funk
Island Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Wednesday low 952 mb located southeast of
Greenland.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line north-south
over Quebec.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Wednesday ridge located from the Grand Banks
to Labrador.

At 10:00 a.m. NST Wednesday intensifying trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Maritimes.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Wednesday trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:54 AM NST 3 March 2015 An intense low pressure system over the Funk Island Bank will
continue to deepen and track northeastward to lie south of Greenland
by tonight. Gale to hurricane force westerlies to northwesterlies
will persist today, gradually diminishing tonight and Wednesday
morning.

A trough of low pressure is forecast to sweep eastward across the
Maritimes on Wednesday to lie over Newfoundland by Wednesday evening.
Gale to storm force southerly winds are forecast to develop over
southern waters ahead of this trough beginning Wednesday afternoon.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warnings are
in effect for Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island Bank. Storm warnings
are in effect for the Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half, East
Coast, Northeast Coast, and the Northern Grand Banks. Gale warnings
are in effect for all remaining waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except the Southeastern Grand Banks.

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