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Belle Isle Bank

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 20 February 2020

Tonight and Friday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind west 35 knots increasing to west 45 to 55 Friday morning then diminishing to northwest 35 Friday evening.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate freezing spray becoming severe Friday morning.

Temperatures minus 18 to minus 10.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 20 February 2020
Tonight and Friday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres building to 6 to 8 near noon Friday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 20 February 2020
Saturday Wind southwest 25 knots.
Sunday Wind southwest 25 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to light.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2020 Today Tonight and Friday 4 tenths grey-white ice except 8 tenths grey-white ice including a trace of first-year ice in the western section.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2020 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4825N 5305W to 4755N 4930W
to 5415N 5105W to 5610N 5535W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice
west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

4 tenths grey-white ice except 8 tenths grey-white ice including a
trace of first-year ice in the western section.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2020 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4825N 5305W to 4755N 4930W
to 5415N 5105W to 5610N 5535W to 5800N 5730W 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 February 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4830N 5308W to 4805N 4825W to 4900N 4805W to 5045N 4730W to 5530N
5130W to 6100N 5700W to 6300N 5400W to 5830N 5000W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5133N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

10 to 25 icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 February 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4830N 5308W to 4805N 4825W to 4900N 4805W to 5045N 4730W to 5530N
5130W to 6100N 5700W to 6300N 5400W to 5830N 5000W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5133N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 8:00 PM NST 20 February 2020

'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

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 8:00 PM NST 20 February 2020

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 20 February 2020 Tonight and Friday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight low 975 mb located over central Labrador
Sea.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Friday low 988 mb located over eastern Belle
Isle Bank.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight ridge located south of the Maritimes.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Friday ridge located on a line east-west over
the southern Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:48 PM NST 20 February 2020 A low pressure system tracking southward over the Labrador Sea
tonight will move across northeastern sections of Belle Isle Bank on
Friday. Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure will build from the south
to lie across southern waters by Friday evening.

Over northern waters, the strong to gale force westerlies will
increase to gale to storm force as the low approaches. Over the
remaining waters, the strong to gale force westerlies will begin to
diminish with the approaching ridge.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Belle Isle Bank. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters
except Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf, and the Southern Grand
Banks.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except Strait of Belle Isle and the southern
half of the Southern Grand Banks.

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