Southwest Coast: Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM NDT 28 August 2014 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. NDT today Hurricane Cristobal 984 mb located at
35.2N 69.3W.
By 3:00 a.m. NDT Friday Hurricane Cristobal 974 mb located at
41.6N 55.6W.

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

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:33 AM NDT 28 August 2014 Correction made to the section listing the warnings.

At 3:00 AM NDT hurricane Cristobal was located near 35.2 north, 69.3
west or about 300 nautical miles east of Cape Hatteras. The maximum
sustained winds are estimated at 65 knots and the central pressure at
984 MB. Cristobal is moving northeast at 17 knots and is expected to
continue accelerating northeastward today. The current forecast track
takes Cristobal across the Southeastern Grand Banks as a marginal
hurricane on Friday.

Meanwhile, a trough of low pressure stretching across the South Coast
of Newfoundland and back to the Maritimes will stall today then
slowly move southeastward tonight, eventually getting absorbed by
hurricane Cristobal on Friday. North of this trough, gale force
northeasterlies will develop over the Southwest Coast overnight and
spread eastward Friday morning. Closer to the track of hurricane
Cristobal, storm to hurricane force winds can be expected on Friday.

Marine interests are advised that a hurricane force wind warning is
in effect for Southeastern Grand Banks - southeastern half while
storm warnings are in effect for Northern Grand Banks - southeastern
half, Southeastern Grand Banks - northwestern half, and Southwestern
Grand Banks - southeastern half. Gale warnings are in effect for
Southwest Coast, South Coast, East Coast, Northern Grand Banks -
northwestern half, and Southwestern Grand Banks - northwestern half.

Marine interests are also 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.