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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 18 February 2020

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 knots diminishing to light early this afternoon then increasing to south 20 to 25 this evening. Wind increasing to south 45 late overnight then diminishing to westerly 30 Wednesday morning.

Snow or rain beginning near midnight becoming rain and fog patches Wednesday morning and ending Wednesday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation and in fog patches.

Temperatures minus 7 rising to plus 5 Wednesday morning then falling to zero Wednesday evening.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 18 February 2020
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 after midnight and to 4 to 6 Wednesday morning. Seas subsiding to 3 to 4 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 18 February 2020
Thursday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 20 knots becoming variable 15 to 20.
Saturday Wind west 20 to 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 February 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday Open water. 

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Banquereau - 44139 Blanc-Sablon Airport Cap Whittle Chevery Natashquan Airport Heath Point Îles de la Madeleine Airport Miscou Island Eskasoni (First Nations) Grand Étang Ingonish Beach North Mountain St.Paul Island J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Argentia Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques Rocky Harbour Sagona Island St. Anthony Airport St. John's Int'l Airport St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Twillingate Winterland Branch Hill Wreckhouse Grates Cove Pool's Island Marticot Island Long Pond Cartwright Airport Mary's Harbour
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 February 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6335W to 4420N
6320W to 4530N 5940W to 4605N 5815W to 4715N 5900W to Newfoundland
near 4710N 5525W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6515W to
Nova Scotia near 4510N 6445W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 February 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4830N 5308W to 4825N 4850W to 4900N 4810W to 5050N 4755W to 5530N
5130W to 6100N 5700W to 6300N 5400W to 5830N 5000W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5133N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

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Issued 10:00 AM AST 18 February 2020

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM AST 18 February 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:00 a.m. AST today ridge located over the Maritimes.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight departing ridge located over Laurentian
Fan.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight intensifying trough located near Cape Cod.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Wednesday intensifying trough located from
Anticosti Island to East Scotian Slope.

At 8:00 p.m. AST Wednesday departing trough located east of the
Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:36 AM AST 18 February 2020 A ridge will cross the district to lie over easternmost waters this
evening. Strong to possibly gale force northwesterlies ahead of the
ridge will diminish today.

A trough will approach from the west to lie over New England this
evening. This trough will push eastward across the district on
Wednesday. Winds between the ridge and this trough will increase to
strong to storm force southerlies. Strong to gale force west to
northwesterlies will develop in the wake of the trough.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Banquereau, Laurentian Fan and Cabot Strait - southern half.
Gale warnings are in effect for all other waters except Fundy and
Northumberland Strait - western half.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Banquereau, Cabot Strait,
Gulf - Magdalen - northeastern half and Anticosti.

Atlantic - Newfoundland Area

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