Northeast Coast - Cape St. John and south: Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NDT 27 August 2014 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. NDT today low 990 mb located off Labrador Coast.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Thursday departing low 982 mb located southeast
of Labrador Sea.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over Labrador.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Thursday quasi-stationary trough located on a
line east-west over the South Coast of Newfoundland.

At 3:00 a.m. NDT today weakening ridge located on a line east-west
over the southern Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:23 AM NDT 27 August 2014 Correction to the 3:00 AM NDT position of hurricane Cristobal.

A low pressure system off the Mid Labrador Coast will deepen as it
tracks eastward across the South Labrador Sea this morning then away
over the North Atlantic later today and tonight. Gale force
northwesterlies will develop over Belle Isle Bank this afternoon
behind the low then diminish tonight as the low moves away.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for
Belle Isle Bank.

At 3:00 AM NDT hurricane Cristobal was located near 30.4 north, 72.0
west or about 340 nautical miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras.
The maximum sustained winds are estimated at 70 knots and the central
pressure at 982 MB. Cristobal is moving north at 13 knots and is
expected to turn to the northeast and begin accelerating
northeastward today. The current forecast track takes Cristobal
across the Southeastern Grand Banks as a marginal hurricane on
Friday. Storm to hurricane force winds can be expected over much of
the Grand Banks on Friday as Cristobal passes.

Marine interests are advised to monitor the latest forecasts from the
Canadian Hurricane Centre and the Newfoundland and Labrador weather
office for updates on the Progress of Cristobal and its impacts on
Newfoundland marine waters.