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Gulf - Port au Port

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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 20 February 2020

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots backing to west 25 to 35 this morning then becoming west 25 overnight. Wind backing to southwest 20 Friday afternoon.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 8 falling to minus 20 to minus 12 this morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 19 February 2020
Tonight and Thursday. Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 near midnight then subsiding to 2 to 3 Thursday morning. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 20 February 2020
Saturday Wind southwest 25 knots.
Sunday Wind southwest 25 knots.
Monday Wind variable 15 knots increasing to southeast 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 February 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday Open water except 9 tenths grey ice including 2 tenths grey-white ice in the northern section and along parts of the Newfoundland coast. 

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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 19 February 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday

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 except 9 tenths grey ice including 2 tenths grey-white
ice in the northern section and along parts of the Newfoundland
coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 19 February 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4830N 5308W to 4815N 4850W to 4900N 4810W to 5045N 4730W to 5530N
5130W to 6100N 5700W to 6300N 5400W to 5830N 5000W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 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

Gulf - Port au Port

Issued 03:00 AM NST 20 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Gulf - Port au Port

Issued 03:00 AM NST 20 February 2020

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 3:00 AM NST 20 February 2020 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over western Newfoundland.
By 3:30 p.m. NST today trough located east of the Marine District.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 978 mb located over northwestern
Labrador Sea.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday approaching low 976 mb located over southern
Labrador Sea.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located south of the Maritimes.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Friday ridge located on a line east-west over
the southern Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:00 AM NST 20 February 2020 A trough of low pressure over Western Newfoundland will sweep rapidly
eastward across the marine district today maintaining the strong to
gale force westerlies.

A low pressure system tracking southward over the Labrador Sea today
and tonight will move across northeastern sections of Belle Isle Bank
on Friday. Strong to gale force westerlies will persist as this
feature approaches, increasing to gale to storm force on Friday over
Belle Isle Bank as it passes.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Belle Isle Bank. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters
except Strait of Belle Isle and the Southern Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except Strait of Belle Isle and the southern
half of the Southern Grand Banks.

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