Funk Island Bank - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 11 February 2016

Today Tonight and Friday

Wind west 15 knots becoming variable 10 to 15 this afternoon then increasing to west 20 near midnight. Wind backing to southwest 15 to 20 Friday morning then diminishing to variable 10 to 15 Friday afternoon.

Flurries beginning this afternoon. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning near midnight and ending Friday afternoon.

Temperatures minus 6 to zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 11 February 2016
Today Tonight and Friday Outside the ice edge seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 this morning and to 2 to 3 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 11 February 2016
Saturday Wind west 25 knots diminishing to light in the afternoon then increasing to east 35 to 45 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southwest 40 to 50 knots diminishing to northwest 15.
Monday Wind west 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 11 February 2016 Today Tonight and Friday Bergy water except 7 tenths of grey-white ice in the western section.  

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Funk Island Bank - western half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 11 February 2016 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4810N 4955W
to 5145N 5010W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5800W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 7 tenths of grey-white ice in the western
section.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EST 11 February 2016 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4810N 4955W
to 5145N 5010W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5800W 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 11 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 11 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4430N 4915W to 4430N 4715W to 4715N 4515W to 4800N
4515W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5730W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 11 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5046N 5900W to Newfoundland near 5003N 5742W.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 11:00 AM EST 11 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 11 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4430N 4915W to 4430N 4715W to 4715N 4515W to 4800N
4515W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5730W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 11 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5046N 5900W to Newfoundland near 5003N 5742W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Funk Island Bank

Issued 10:00 AM NST 11 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 11 February 2016 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:00 a.m. NST today departing trough located on a line east-west
over northern Belle Isle Bank.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 995 mb located west of the Grand Banks.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing low 991 mb located over the
northern Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Friday approaching trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over Laurentian Fan.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:48 AM NST 11 February 2016 A trough of low pressure is expected to approach the southern marine
district early on Friday. As the trough tracks through the Southern
Grand Banks, an intense but localized low pressure system is forecast
to develop within it. A small area of gale force southwesterly winds
is expected to develop just south of the low with the potential to
produce wind gusts nearing storm force. The low will quickly exit the
marine district by Friday evening.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
Southern Grand Banks.

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

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