Funk Island Bank - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 03 March 2015

Tonight and Wednesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 55 knots diminishing to northwest 35 late overnight and to west 25 Wednesday morning. Wind backing to south 20 Wednesday afternoon then increasing to southeast 30 Wednesday evening.

Flurries ending Wednesday afternoon. Snow beginning Wednesday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water severe freezing spray becoming moderate near noon Wednesday.

Temperatures minus 10 to minus 4 falling to minus 16 to minus 8 overnight then rising to minus 8 to minus 1 Wednesday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 03 March 2015
Tonight and Wednesday Outside the ice edge seas 7 to 10 metres subsiding to 5 to 7 Wednesday morning and to 3 to 5 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 03 March 2015
Thursday Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 tenths of first-year ice. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice easing Wednesday morning.  

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Ice Forecasts

Funk Island Bank - western half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4710N 5250W to 4735N 4700W
to 5110N 4805W to 5505N 5215W to 5645N 5600W to 5800N 5715W then
northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

9 tenths of first-year ice. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice
easing Wednesday morning.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4710N 5250W to 4735N 4700W
to 5110N 4805W to 5505N 5215W to 5645N 5600W to 5800N 5715W 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 3 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4638N 5308W to 4645N 4615W to 5000N 4600W to 5200N 4645W to 6000N
5753W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 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 3 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4638N 5308W to 4645N 4615W to 5000N 4600W to 5200N 4645W to 6000N
5753W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Funk Island Bank

Issued 8:00 PM NST 03 March 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 8:00 PM NST 03 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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Funk Island Bank - western half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 03 March 2015

Navigators in this marine area should be on the lookout for hazardous ice conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Please refer to the latest ice forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM NST 3 March 2015 Tonight and Wednesday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight low 952 mb located northeast of Belle
Isle Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Wednesday departing low 952 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight ridge located on a line north-south over
the Maritimes.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Wednesday ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over Belle Isle Bank.

At 10:00 a.m. NST Wednesday intensifying trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Maritimes.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Wednesday trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:58 PM NST 3 March 2015 An intense low pressure system just northeast of Belle Isle Bank will
continue to track northeastward to lie southeast of Greenland by
Wednesday afternoon. Gale to storm force westerlies to
northwesterlies will gradually diminish tonight and Wednesday
morning.

A trough of low pressure is forecast to sweep eastward across the
Maritimes on Wednesday to lie over Newfoundland by Wednesday evening.
Gale to storm force southerly winds are forecast to develop over
southern waters ahead of this trough beginning Wednesday afternoon.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island Bank and the Northern Grand Banks.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters except Northeast
Gulf.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except the Southeastern Grand Banks.

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