East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 23 February 2018

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Wind northwest 25 knots with gusts to 35 along the coast today. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 this evening then backing to southwest 25 Saturday morning. Wind veering to northwest 30 Saturday evening.

A few flurries ending this afternoon. Snow beginning overnight. Visibility as low as 1 mile in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending overnight.

Temperatures minus 10 to minus 5 rising to minus 5 to plus 1 Saturday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 22 February 2018
Tonight and Friday. Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 Friday morning then subsiding to 2 to 3 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 23 February 2018
Sunday Wind north 25 to 35 knots becoming north 25 late in the day.
Monday Wind north 15 to 20 knots becoming southeast 15.
Tuesday Wind east 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 February 2018 Today Tonight and Friday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 February 2018 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4730N 4850W
to 4750N 4820W to 5145N 4905W to 5500N 5230W to 5600N 5530W to 5800N
5700W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 22 February 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4748N 5248W to 4715N 4830W to 5000N 4645W to 5115N 4645W to 5700N
5330W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Feb estimated from Newfoundland
near 5134N 5600W to the Labrador coast near 5154N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

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

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south

Issued 03:00 AM NST 23 February 2018

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 23 February 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. NST today deepening low 954 mb located southeast
of Greenland.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight quasi-stationary low 938 mb located
southeast of Greenland.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today high located over southern Quebec.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday high located southwest of the Grand Banks.

At 10:00 a.m. NST Saturday approaching trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Quebec Lower North Shore.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:59 AM NST 23 February 2018 An intensifying low pressure system southeast of Greenland will move
to lie just off the southeast coast of Greenland by this evening,
where it will remain nearly stationary for the remainder of the
forecast period. Meanwhile, a strong area of high pressure over
Southern Quebec will slowly build eastward towards the Maritimes
today, then pass south of the Grand Banks on Saturday morning.
Strong to gale force northwesterlies over most waters between these
features will gradually weaken tonight as the high approaches.

A trough of low pressure approaching from the west in the wake of the
high will intensify as it crosses the Grand Banks on Saturday
evening. Gale force southwesterly winds will redevelop over the
Southern Grand Banks on Saturday afternoon as the system approaches,
then shift to gale force northwesterlies on Saturday evening in its
wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis, Northeast Coast, Belle Isle
Bank, Funk Island Bank, and the Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters.

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