Issued 08:00 PM NST 15 December 2017
Tonight and Saturday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 late overnight and to variable 10 to 15 near noon Saturday. Wind increasing to northwest 25 Saturday evening.
A few flurries changing to snow over eastern sections Saturday afternoon and evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.
Temperatures near minus 3.
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Ice ForecastsIssued 10:00 AM EST 15 December 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday
Ice EdgeIce edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5030N 5615W to 5045N 5525W
to 5340N 5510W to 5600N 6025W to 5745N 6120W to 5955N 6320W to 6030N
6235W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.
Open water except 5 tenths of new ice in some bays.
Iceberg BulletinIssued 11:00 AM EST 15 December 2017
Iceberg LimitIceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5225N 5540W to 5000N 5230W to 5400N 4700W to 5500N 4700W to
6000N 5900W to 6100N 5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.
Iceberg CountNo confirmed icebergs.
Warnings (In effect)
Northeast CoastIssued 8:00 PM NST 15 December 2017
'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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 8:00 PM NST 15 December 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight low 967 mb located over southern Labrador
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday merging low 972 mb located over
northwestern Labrador Sea.
At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight intensifying low 958 mb located over
northeastern Labrador Sea.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday merging low 955 mb located over
northwestern Labrador Sea.
At 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday low 996 mb located south of Nova Scotia.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Saturday low 964 mb located east of the Avalon
Marine Weather StatementIssued 7:50 PM NST 15 December 2017 A weakening low pressure system over South Labrador Sea will move
slowly northward tonight. A second intensifying system over the
Northeastern Labrador Sea will move westward to merge with the first
low over the Northwestern Labrador Sea tonight. Gale to storm force
southwesterlies can be expected over most waters tonight in the wake
of both lows.
A third intense low pressure system will approach from the southwest
to pass just southeast of the Avalon Peninsula on Saturday evening.
North of the low, gale force northeasterlies will shift to gale to
storm force northwesterlies. To its south, gale force southeasterlies
will veer to gale to storm force southwesterlies.
Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Strait of Belle Isle, East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south,
Belle Isle Bank, and the Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for
all remaining waters.
Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters, and Belle Isle Bank.
Atlantic - Newfoundland Area
- Banquereau - northwestern half
- Banquereau - southeastern half
- Belle Isle Bank
- Bras d'Or Lakes
- Cabot Strait
- Chaleur - Miscou
- Eastern Shore - eastern half
- East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south
- East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis
- Funk Island Bank
- Gulf - Magdalen
- Gulf - Port au Port
- Lake Melville
- Laurentian Fan
- Mid Labrador Coast
- Northeast Coast
- Northeast Gulf
- Northern Grand Banks
- Northumberland Strait
- Sable - eastern half
- Southeastern Grand Banks
- Southwestern Grand Banks
- Southwest Coast
- South Coast
- South Labrador Coast
- South Labrador Sea
- Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half
- Strait of Belle Isle - western half
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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