Funk Island Bank - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 05 March 2015

Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 5 falling to minus 12 to minus 6 overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 05 March 2015
Tonight and Friday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 05 March 2015
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots backing to southwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind west 20 knots.
Monday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 5 March 2015 Today Tonight and Friday 8 tenths of first-year ice.  

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Funk Island Bank - western half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 5 March 2015 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4710N 5250W to 4700N 4620W
to 5155N 4810W to 5645N 5600W to 5800N 5700W then northward. Sea ice
north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

8 tenths of first-year ice.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EST 5 March 2015 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4710N 5250W to 4700N 4620W
to 5155N 4810W to 5645N 5600W to 5800N 5700W 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 5 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4637N 5307W to 4715N 4700W to 5000N 4545W to 5100N 4545W to 5200N
4645W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.

Iceberg Count

26 to 50 icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 11:00 AM EST 5 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4637N 5307W to 4715N 4700W to 5000N 4545W to 5100N 4545W to 5200N
4645W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Funk Island Bank

Issued 8:00 PM NST 05 March 2015

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. 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 8:00 PM NST 05 March 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 8:00 PM NST 5 March 2015 Tonight and Friday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing low 952 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight intensifying trough located over southern
Labrador Sea.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Friday departing trough located east of Belle
Isle Bank.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight ridge located over Quebec.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Friday ridge located south of the Maritimes.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:53 PM NST 5 March 2015 An intense low pressure system southeast of Greenland will continue
to track away to the northeast tonight. Strong to gale force west to
northwesterlies will gradually diminish over most waters as the low
moves away.

Meanwhile, a trough of low pressure will drift slowly southeastward
across the South Labrador Sea through the forecast period. Gale force
northwesterlies will develop over northern waters as this feature
approaches.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except the Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf, East Coast
and the Grand Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters.

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