Southwest Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 01 March 2015

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light this evening then increasing to south 15 to 20 after midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 Monday afternoon then diminishing to west 30 Monday evening.

A few flurries ending this afternoon. Snow beginning Monday morning and changing to rain Monday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending this afternoon.

Temperatures minus 8 to minus 4 rising to zero Monday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 01 March 2015
Today Tonight and Monday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 to 4 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 01 March 2015
Tuesday Wind west 40 to 50 knots.
Wednesday Wind southwest 20 knots increasing to south 35 to 45 late in the day.
Thursday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 March 2015 Today Tonight and Monday Open water except 5 tenths of grey-white ice including 2 tenths of first-year ice in the 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 1 March 2015 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6605W to 4430N
6620W to 4300N 6610W to 4530N 5650W to 4730N 5730W 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 grey-white ice including 2 tenths of
first-year ice in the western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 1 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 1 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5252W to 4700N 5030W to 4717N 4700W to 5000N 4645W to 5159N
4700W to 6000N 5744W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 1 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 01 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 01 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 1 March 2015 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located from the Maritimes to
Labrador.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Monday ridge located over the Grand Banks.

At 10:00 a.m. NST Monday approaching low 1006 mb located over
southwestern Nova Scotia.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:41 AM NST 1 March 2015 A low pressure system is forecast to develop off the American
seaboard tonight and then track northeastward to reach Southwestern
Newfoundland by Monday evening. Southeasterly gales will develop over
southern waters by late Monday ahead of this system.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Southwest Coast, South Coast, East Coast and the Grand Banks.

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

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