Funk Island Bank

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM NST 20 February 2019

Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 50 knots diminishing to northwest 35 to 45 late overnight and to northwest 25 to 35 Thursday morning. Wind becoming northwest 25 early Thursday evening.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate at times severe freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 15 to minus 7.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 20 February 2019
Tonight and Thursday. Outside the ice edge seas 4 to 6 metres building to 6 to 8 late overnight then subsiding to 4 to 6 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 20 February 2019
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 knots increasing to northwest 35.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday 2 tenths first-year ice except 7 tenths first-year ice in the western section.  

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Ice Forecasts

Funk Island Bank

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4745N 5245W to 4735N 4955W
to 4805N 4825W to 4945N 5010W to 5110N 4900W to 5455N 5230W to 5535N
5605W to 5800N 5830W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

2 tenths first-year ice except 7 tenths first-year ice in the
western section.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4745N 5245W to 4735N 4955W
to 4805N 4825W to 4945N 5010W to 5110N 4900W to 5455N 5230W to 5535N
5605W to 5800N 5830W 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 20 February 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4725N 5250W to 4705N 4800W to 4900N 4625W to 5235N 4700W to 5700N
5400W to 6040N 5945W to 6325N 5535W to 5700N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except 26 to 50 icebergs north and west of the
iceberg limit.

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 February 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4725N 5250W to 4705N 4800W to 4900N 4625W to 5235N 4700W to 5700N
5400W to 6040N 5945W to 6325N 5535W to 5700N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Funk Island Bank

Issued 8:00 PM NST 20 February 2019

'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 20 February 2019

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 2019 Tonight and Thursday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight low 936 mb located southeast of Greenland.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Thursday low 956 mb located east of Greenland.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight trough located over the Grand Banks.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday departing trough located southeast of
the Grand Banks.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight ridge located over Quebec.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Thursday ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:53 PM NST 20 February 2019 Gale to storm force northwesterlies will gradually diminish tonight
into Thursday as a ridge of high pressure builds towards the district
from the west.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island Bank, Northern Grand Banks and
Southeastern 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 Strait of Belle Isle and Northeast Coast
which are mainly ice covered.

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