Funk Island Bank

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 25 January 2015

Today Tonight and Monday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots increasing to south 55 near noon then diminishing to southwest 45 early this evening. Wind diminishing to southwest 35 near midnight.

Rain and snow and fog patches changing to flurries near midnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in fog patches and in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning Monday afternoon.

Temperatures plus 4 falling to minus 5 Monday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 25 January 2015
Today Tonight and Monday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this morning and to 7 to 10 this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 5 to 7 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 25 January 2015
Tuesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind east 35 knots diminishing to southwest 25.
Thursday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 January 2015 Today Tonight and Monday Bergy water except 8 tenths of grey-white ice including 1 tenth of first-year ice in the extreme northwestern section.  

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Ice Forecasts

Funk Island Bank

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 January 2015 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5300W to 5135N 4925W to 5540N 5250W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 8 tenths of grey-white ice including 1 tenth of first-year ice in the extreme northwestern section.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 January 2015 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5300W to 5135N 4925W to 5540N 5250W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Funk Island Bank

Issued 11:00 AM EST 25 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5045N 4845W to 5145N 4845W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5200N 5600W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

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

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 11:00 AM EST 25 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5045N 4845W to 5145N 4845W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5200N 5600W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Funk Island Bank

Issued 10:00 AM NST 25 January 2015

'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

Funk Island Bank

Issued 10:00 AM NST 25 January 2015

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 25 January 2015 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 956 mb located over Gulf -
Port au Port.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Monday low 944 mb located over eastern Labrador
Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:50 AM NST 25 January 2015 An intense low pressure system over gulf Port-au-Port will continue
tracking northeastwards crossing Southeastern Labrador this
afternoon. Storm force southerly winds ahead of this low will shift
to gale to storm force southwesterlies in its wake. Winds will
diminish to strong to gale force overnight tonight into Monday
morning.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
all waters, and a high water level warning is in effect for the
Strait of Belle Isle and the Gulf - Port au Port.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf, Gulf - Port au
Port, Southwest Coast, East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis,
Northeast Coast, Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island Bank.

Higher than normal water levels and rough pounding surf are expected
along the western and southern coasts of Newfoundland, early this
morning and subsiding tonight. While current guidance indicates that
the highest water levels will not likely coincide with the
astronomical high tide, there is potential for water levels to
increase further if the storm track changes. The public is advised to
monitor future forecasts and warnings, as warnings may be issued as
further information becomes available.

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