Belle Isle Bank - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 20 January 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 knots becoming variable 10 to 15 this evening then increasing to northeast 20 to 25 Saturday morning. Wind increasing to north 35 Saturday afternoon.

Periods of snow beginning near noon Saturday. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Temperatures minus 8 to minus 4 rising to minus 4 to zero Saturday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 20 January 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 late overnight and to 4 to 6 near noon Saturday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 20 January 2017
Sunday Wind north 35 to 45 knots backing to northwest 25 to 35 late in the day.
Monday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 January 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday 8 tenths of grey ice including 2 tenths of grey-white ice except 9 tenths of grey-white ice in the northwestern section.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Belle Isle Bank - western half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 January 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4810N 5255W to 5140N 5200W
to 5200N 5015W to 5525N 5200W to 5615N 5605W to 5800N 5700W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

8 tenths of grey ice including 2 tenths of grey-white ice except 9
tenths of grey-white ice in the northwestern section.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 January 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4810N 5255W to 5140N 5200W
to 5200N 5015W to 5525N 5200W to 5615N 5605W to 5800N 5700W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 January 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5040N 5615W to 4945N 4830W to 5200N 4830W to 5300N 4930W to 5700N
5300W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Jan estimated from Quebec near
5125N 5735W to Newfoundland near 5100N 5700W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs west of the
iceberg limit.

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 January 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5040N 5615W to 4945N 4830W to 5200N 4830W to 5300N 4930W to 5700N
5300W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Jan estimated from Quebec near
5125N 5735W to Newfoundland near 5100N 5700W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 10:00 AM NST 20 January 2017

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM NST 20 January 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line east-west over
Funk Island Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Saturday ridge located north of Belle Isle Bank.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 987 mb located south of the Marine
District.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Saturday low 970 mb located over the southeastern
Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:54 AM NST 20 January 2017 An intensifying low pressure system south of the marine district will
move to lie over the Southeastern Grand Banks by Saturday morning
before slowly moving eastward out of the district. Gale to storm
force northeasterlies will develop over eastern waters ahead of the
low today and shift to gale to storm force northwesterlies in its
wake.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south and the Grand Banks.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters except Strait of
Belle Isle, Gulf waters, and Northeast Coast - north of Cape St.
John.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle and Northeast Coast.

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