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East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 18 January 2020

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Storm warning in effect. High water level warning in effect.

Wind northwest 45 to 55 knots diminishing to northwest 35 this afternoon and to northwest 25 this evening. Wind diminishing to west 15 after midnight and to light Sunday afternoon.

Flurries ending this evening.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending after midnight.

Temperatures near minus 8.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 18 January 2020
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 9 to 12 metres subsiding to 7 to 9 this afternoon and to 5 to 7 this evening. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 late overnight and to 2 to 3 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 18 January 2020
Monday Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots diminishing to southwest 25 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday Open water except 2 tenths new ice in a few sheltered bays. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5300W to 4930N 5245W
to 5015N 5530W to 5200N 5330W to 5430N 5345W to 5615N 5645W to 5800N
5800W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 2 tenths new ice in a few sheltered bays.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 January 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5223N 5538W to 5330N 5400W to 5700N 5600W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

High water level warning in effect

East Coast

Issued 2:09 PM NST 18 January 2020 Higher than normal water levels are expected or occurring.

Locations: north facing shorelines from Notre Dame Bay to Ferryland.

Maximum water levels: significantly exceeding high astronomical tide.

Maximum wave heights: 9 to 12 metres, breaking upon approach to shore.

Time span: gradually subsiding through the remainder of this afternoon.

Remarks: Higher than normal water levels along the east and northeast coasts due to 60 to 80 cm of storm surge combined with 9 to 12 m waves are expected to subside this afternoon. Flooding and damage to coastal infrastructure is possible, especially in locations exposed to the north.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. For more information monitor Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Storm warning in effect

East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis

Issued 10:00 AM NST 18 January 2020

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis

Issued 10:00 AM NST 18 January 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 10:00 AM NST 18 January 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 957 mb located east of Belle Isle Bank.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday departing low 956 mb located east of
Greenland.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday approaching low 1007 mb located near
Cape Cod.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over New England.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:53 AM NST 18 January 2020 An exceptionally intense low pressure system just east of the Belle
Isle Bank will move further away from the marine district today.
Storm force to hurricane force winds in the wake of the low will
diminish today and tonight as the low moves away and a ridge of high
pressure approaches from the west.

A second low will approach the marine district from the southwest on
Sunday. Gale force east to southeasterlies will develop over southern
waters ahead of the low by Sunday evening.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warnings are
in effect for Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island Bank. Storm warnings
are in effect for Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half, East Coast -
north of Cape St. Francis, Northeast Coast and Northern Grand Banks.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters.

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

Marine interests are further advised that high water level warnings
are in effect for East Coast and Northeast Coast.

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