Funk Island Bank - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 02 March 2015

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots backing to southeast 25 early this evening then increasing to southeast 45 late this evening. Wind veering to southwest 45 Tuesday morning then increasing to northwest 65 near noon Tuesday.

Snow and periods of rain beginning this evening. Fog patches overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow and in fog patches.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate freezing spray ending this afternoon. Moderate freezing spray beginning Tuesday morning becoming severe near noon Tuesday.

Temperatures minus 6 rising to zero to plus 4 overnight then falling to minus 10 to minus 5 Tuesday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 02 March 2015
Today Tonight and Tuesday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this afternoon then building to 3 to 5 this evening. Seas building to 5 to 7 late overnight and to 7 to 10 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 02 March 2015
Wednesday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southwest 20 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots.
Friday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 2 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 tenths of grey-white ice including 4 tenths of first-year ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice in the northern section. Strong ice pressure developing in the pack ice Monday evening.  

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Funk Island Bank - western half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 2 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4735N 5240W to 4710N 4645W
to 5110N 4805W to 5450N 5200W to 5550N 5505W to 5800N 5730W then
northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

9 tenths of grey-white ice including 4 tenths of first-year ice
except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice in the northern section.
Strong ice pressure developing in the pack ice Monday evening.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EST 2 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4735N 5240W to 4710N 4645W
to 5110N 4805W to 5450N 5200W to 5550N 5505W to 5800N 5730W 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 2 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4638N 5308W to 4615N 4759W to 4643N 4616W to 4959N 4600W to 5200N
4647W to 5959N 5753W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 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 2 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4638N 5308W to 4615N 4759W to 4643N 4616W to 4959N 4600W to 5200N
4647W to 5959N 5753W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.

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 02 March 2015

'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 02 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 02 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 10:00 AM NST 2 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located from the Grand Banks to
Labrador.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing ridge located east of the
Grand Banks.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today deepening low 1007 mb located south of
Nova Scotia.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Tuesday deepening low 968 mb located over the
Northeast Coast of Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:59 AM NST 2 March 2015 A low pressure system south of Nova Scotia is forecast to deepen as
it tracks northeastward to cross Central Newfoundland tonight, then
moves to lie northeast of the Belle Isle Bank by Tuesday night.
Southerly to southeasterly gales will develop this afternoon over
southern waters and spread northward ahead of this system. Gale to
hurricane force westerlies to northwesterlies will develop over all
waters in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warnings are
in effect for Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island Bank. Storm warnings
are in effect for the Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half and the
Northeast Coast. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining
waters.

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

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