Funk Island Bank - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 23 February 2017

Tonight and Friday

Wind northwest 20 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 near midnight then increasing to south 20 early Friday morning. Wind increasing to northwest 25 Friday afternoon.

Snow beginning late overnight and ending Friday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Temperatures minus 4 to plus 1.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 23 February 2017

Funk Island Bank - northwestern half

Today Tonight and Friday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this evening and to 3 to 4 Friday evening.

Funk Island Bank - southeastern half

Today Tonight and Friday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 near noon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 23 February 2017
Saturday Wind northwest 15 knots increasing to northwest 25 in the morning then diminishing to northwest 15 late in the day.
Sunday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.
Monday Wind southwest 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Funk Island Bank - southeastern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 February 2017 Today Tonight and Friday Bergy water except 4 tenths of first-year ice in the southwestern section. 

Funk Island Bank - northwestern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 February 2017 Today Tonight and Friday 8 tenths of first-year ice except 3 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the northeastern section.  

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Ice Forecasts

Funk Island Bank - southeastern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 February 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4750N 5300W to 4740N 5000W
to 4830N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 5500N 5200W to 5630N 5615W to 5800N
5800W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 4 tenths of first-year ice in the southwestern
section.

Ice Forecasts

Funk Island Bank - northwestern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 February 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4750N 5300W to 4740N 5000W
to 4830N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 5500N 5200W to 5630N 5615W to 5800N
5800W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

8 tenths of first-year ice except 3 tenths of first-year ice
including a trace of old ice in the northeastern section.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 February 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4750N 5300W to 4740N 5000W
to 4830N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 5500N 5200W to 5630N 5615W to 5800N
5800W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Funk Island Bank

Issued 11:00 AM EST 23 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4705N 5258W to 4500N 4730W to 4500N 4615W to 4600N 4500W to 4700N
4500W to 5030N 4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5101N 5857W to Newfoundland near 5010N 5734W.

Iceberg Count

26 to 50 icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 11:00 AM EST 23 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4705N 5258W to 4500N 4730W to 4500N 4615W to 4600N 4500W to 4700N
4500W to 5030N 4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5101N 5857W to Newfoundland near 5010N 5734W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM NST 23 February 2017 Tonight and Friday At 3:30 p.m. NST today ridge located on a line north-south over
Newfoundland.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday ridge located on a line north-south over
the Grand Banks.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today departing low 983 mb located northeast of
the Grand Banks.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight low 995 mb located over the Gaspe
Peninsula.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Friday departing low 996 mb located east of Funk
Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:20 PM NST 23 February 2017 A low pressure system northeast of the Grand Banks will continue to
move away to the east this evening. Over southeastern waters, gale
force northwesterlies behind the low will diminish as it moves away.

A second low pressure system will approach from the west tonight.
The low will track eastward across Northern Newfoundland Friday
morning, then move east of the district later in the day. Strong to
gale force southwesterlies can be expected south of the low.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Gulf - Port au Port, Southwest Coast, South Coast, East Coast, Funk
Island Bank - southern half, Northern Grand Banks and Southeastern
Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf, Northeast Coast, and
Belle Isle Bank.

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