Funk Island Bank - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 06 February 2016

Today Tonight and Sunday

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind south 45 knots increasing to northwest 65 this afternoon then diminishing to west 35 to 45 this evening. Wind diminishing to west 20 to 25 early Sunday morning then backing to south 25 Sunday evening.

Rain and fog banks ending this afternoon.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Moderate at times severe freezing spray beginning this evening.

Temperatures plus 5 falling to minus 5 this evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 06 February 2016
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 4 to 6 metres building to 7 to 10 this afternoon then subsiding to 5 to 7 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 06 February 2016
Monday Wind west 35 knots diminishing to north 25 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind northeast 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind east 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 6 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday Bergy water except 4 tenths of grey-white ice in the western section.  

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Funk Island Bank - western half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 6 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4900N 5100W
to 5145N 4935W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5730W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 4 tenths of grey-white ice in the western
section.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EST 6 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4900N 5100W
to 5145N 4935W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5730W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Funk Island Bank

Issued 11:00 AM EST 6 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 6 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4530N 4800W to 4530N 4645W to 4800N 4500W to 4830N
4500W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 6 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5117N 5816W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5720W.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 11:00 AM EST 6 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 6 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4530N 4800W to 4530N 4645W to 4800N 4500W to 4830N
4500W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 6 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5117N 5816W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5720W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Hurricane force wind warning in effect

Funk Island Bank

Issued 10:00 AM NST 06 February 2016

'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above 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 06 February 2016

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 6 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 978 mb located over the
Northeast Coast of Newfoundland.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday low 952 mb located east of the Marine
District.

By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday approaching low 1005 mb located over Quebec.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over the northeastern
United States.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
east-west over the southern Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:46 AM NST 6 February 2016 An intensifying low pressure system over the Northeast Coast of
Newfoundland will track northeastward through the Funk Island Bank
today and continue out to sea tonight.

Over western waters strong to gale force northwesterlies will
diminish today. Southerly gales over eastern waters ahead of the low
will veer to gale to storm force west to northwesterlies in its wake.
The northwesterlies are expected to reach hurricane force over the
Funk Island Bank. Winds will begin to diminish late today as the low
pulls away from the district.

A second low pressure system will approach from the west on Sunday
and cross the Gulf of St. Lawrence to lie over the Great Northern
Peninsula Sunday evening. Strong to gale force southerlies ahead of
the low will veer to strong to gale force westerlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that a hurricane force wind warning is
in effect for Funk Island Bank. Storm warnings are in effect for
Southwest Coast, South Coast, East Coast, Northeast Coast - Cape St.
John and south and the Northern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in
effect for all remaining waters except Strait of Belle Isle - western
half.

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

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