Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 08 February 2016

Tonight and Tuesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind east 45 knots increasing to east 50 late overnight except southwest 35 to 45 over southern sections. Wind diminishing to southwest 35 to 45 Tuesday morning.

Snow or freezing rain changing to rain and fog patches late overnight and ending near noon Tuesday. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation and in fog patches.

Temperatures minus 2 to plus 3 rising to plus 8 Tuesday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 08 February 2016
Tonight and Tuesday Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 near midnight and to 7 to 10 Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 08 February 2016
Wednesday Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southwest 20 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southwest 20 knots diminishing to light.
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 8 February 2016 Today Tonight and Tuesday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 8 February 2016 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4840N 5010W
to 5145N 4935W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5800W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Ice Forecasts

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 8 February 2016 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4840N 5010W
to 5145N 4935W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5800W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 8 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4500N 4800W to 4515N 4645W to 4745N 4415W to 4845N
4415W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5120N 5800W to Newfoundland near 5040N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 8 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4500N 4800W to 4515N 4645W to 4745N 4415W to 4845N
4415W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5120N 5800W to Newfoundland near 5040N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 8:00 PM NST 08 February 2016

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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 8:00 PM NST 8 February 2016 Tonight and Tuesday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight low 978 mb located south of Nova Scotia.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Tuesday low 979 mb located south of Newfoundland.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight trough from 978 mb low located south of
the Grand Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Tuesday trough from 979 mb low located on a line
east-west over the northern Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:49 PM NST 8 February 2016 An intense low pressure system south of Nova Scotia and an associated
frontal trough lying south of the Grand Banks will track
northeastward to cross Southeastern Newfoundland on Tuesday evening.
Gale to storm force east to northeasterlies will develop over most
waters this evening into Tuesday morning ahead of this system and
shift to gale force southwesterlies to its south.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Southwest Coast, South Coast, and Southwestern Grand Banks.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters except the
Strait of Belle Isle and Belle Isle Bank.

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

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