Wednesday, March 29, 2006

More on the Weakening Storm South of Newfoundland Island

Environment Canada Weather Forecast
Marine Forecast issued for Southeastern Grand Banks.

Issued: 8.00 PM NST on Wednesday 29 March 2006. Synopsis:
A low pressure system just east of the Grand Banks will move slowly away from the marine district tonight. A trough extending from the low to the Belle Isle Bank will move slowly to lie over the northeast coast on Thursday. Strong to gale force winds near the low diminish to moderate to strong northwesterlies south of the trough. Winds shift to moderate to strong northeasterlies north of the trough.
Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for South Coast...East Coast...Funk Island Bank...Northern Grand Banks western half and the southern Grand Banks.
Marine interests are also advised that an ice pressure warning is in effect for Belle Isle eastern half and the northeast coast Until later this evening.

Storm warning downgraded to gale warning.
Winds northwest 30 to gales 40 knots diminishing to northwest Winds 20 to 25 Thursday morning. Occasional rain. Visibility fair In rain. Little temperature change.
Outlook for Friday...Moderate winds increasing to strong Northerlies.

IR Satellite pic of the intense Ocean Storm (Nor'Easter) centered South of Newfoundland Island. Note the storm is weakening quite quickly now, as it finally move away from the Island. Posted by Picasa

Surface chart of the intense Ocean Storm (Nor'Easter) centered South of Newfoundland Island. This system is finally weakening as it is moving away after pounding the Eastern part of Island for over three days. Posted by Picasa

Weather Report For Johnson Settlement NB, Recorded At 2200 UCT On 03/29/2006

Temp: Current; 11.5 C/53 F, High; (highest temp. of the year, and the season, thus far) 15.2 C/59 F, Low; -5.6 C/22 F

Hum: 20%

Bar: 1015 mb/29.99 Inches; Holding Steady

Sky: Mostly Cloudy; Cirrus & Cirrostratus (Whole Sky) and Altostratus (in the Western half of the Sky)

Wind: WSW: 8 gusting to 16 mph/13 gusting to 26 km/h

Precip: None

Snowfall: None

Total Precip: None

Note: None