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Belle Isle Bank

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 18 February 2020

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 knots backing to southwest 15 to 20 late overnight then increasing to south 35 Wednesday morning. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 Wednesday evening.

Flurries ending this evening. Snow Wednesday. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending Wednesday afternoon.

Temperatures minus 14 to minus 6 rising to minus 2 Wednesday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 18 February 2020
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 near noon then subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight. Seas building to 3 to 5 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 18 February 2020
Thursday Wind northwest 35 knots.
Friday Wind west 35 knots.
Saturday Wind southwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 February 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday 3 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 Forecasts

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 February 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4825N 5305W to 4805N 4930W
to 5420N 5050W to 5610N 5535W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice
west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

3 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 18 February 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4825N 5305W to 4805N 4930W
to 5420N 5050W 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 18 February 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4830N 5308W to 4825N 4850W to 4900N 4810W to 5050N 4755W to 5530N
5130W to 6100N 5700W to 6300N 5400W to 5830N 5000W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 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 18 February 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4830N 5308W to 4825N 4850W to 4900N 4810W to 5050N 4755W to 5530N
5130W to 6100N 5700W to 6300N 5400W to 5830N 5000W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 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)

Gale warning in effect

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 10:00 AM NST 18 February 2020

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Belle Isle Bank

Issued 10:00 AM NST 18 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 10:00 AM NST 18 February 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:00 a.m. NST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over Funk Island Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. NST tonight departing trough located east of the
Grand Banks.

By 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday approaching trough located over Maine.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over the Maritimes.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday departing ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:45 AM NST 18 February 2020 A trough of low pressure over Funk Island Bank will move
southeastwards to lie east of the Grand Banks this evening. Strong to
gale force northwesterlies can be expected over eastern waters in the
wake of the trough today.

On Wednesday, a second trough of low pressure will track across the
marine district. Gale to storm force southerlies ahead of the trough
will shift to strong to gale force westerlies in its wake late in the
day on Wednesday.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Southwest Coast, South Coast, East Coast, Funk Island Bank, and the
Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect for Gulf - Port au Port,
Northeast Coast, and Belle Isle Bank.

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

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