East Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 20 February 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 overnight then becoming northwest 25 Thursday morning. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 Thursday evening.

Flurries ending Thursday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate at times severe freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 15 to minus 10.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 20 February 2019

East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south

Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 4 to 6 this morning then subsiding to 3 to 4 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Thursday evening.

East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis

Today Tonight and Thursday. Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 late this morning then subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 20 February 2019
Friday Wind variable 15 knots increasing to northwest 25 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 February 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water except 5 tenths grey-white ice including 1 tenth first-year ice in the extreme northern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 19 February 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4745N 5015W
to 4825N 4825W to 5010N 5005W to 5115N 4820W to 5515N 5250W to 5535N
5605W to 5800N 5835W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 5 tenths grey-white ice including 1 tenth
first-year ice in the extreme northern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 19 February 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4739N 5247W to 4715N 4830W to 4900N 4645W to 5210N 4700W to 5700N
5400W to 6040N 5945W to 6325N 5535W to 5700N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs north of the
iceberg limit.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

East Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 20 February 2019

'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

East Coast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 20 February 2019

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 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 942 mb located southeast of Greenland.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday low 938 mb located southeast of Greenland.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today trough located over northeastern Belle
Isle Bank.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday departing trough located southeast of
the Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Quebec.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday ridge located over the Maritimes.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:47 AM NST 20 February 2019 Gale force northwesterly winds will persist over most waters today
due to an intense storm southeast of Greenland. A trough extending
from the low will swing southeastward along the northeastern edge of
the district today spreading storm force northwesterlies to northern
and eastern waters. Winds will gradually diminish over western waters
overnight and elsewhere on Thursday as the low weakens and a ridge of
high pressure approaches from the west.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island Bank, and Northern Grand Banks.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters except Northeast
Gulf.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except Strait of Belle Isle and Northeast Coast
which are mainly ice covered.

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