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Funk Island Bank

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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 18 February 2020

Tonight and Wednesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 knots except northwest 35 over southern sections late this afternoon and this evening. Wind diminishing to west 20 after midnight then increasing to south 35 to 45 Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to south 45 to 55 Wednesday afternoon.

Flurries ending this evening. Snow Wednesday afternoon and evening changing to rain. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending Wednesday morning.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 4 rising to plus 3 Wednesday evening.

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 4 this evening then subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight. Seas building to 4 to 6 near noon Wednesday and to 6 to 8 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 18 February 2020
Thursday Wind west 35 knots.
Friday Wind west 35 knots.
Saturday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 February 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water except 5 tenths grey-white ice in the western section.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Funk Island 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

Bergy water except 5 tenths grey-white 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

Funk Island 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

No confirmed icebergs except 10 to 25 icebergs northwest of the
iceberg limit.

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)

Storm warning in effect

Funk Island Bank

Issued 3:30 PM NST 18 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

Funk Island Bank

Issued 3:30 PM 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 3:30 PM NST 18 February 2020 Tonight and Wednesday At 3:30 p.m. NST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over the northern Grand Banks.
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 3:30 p.m. NST today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday departing ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:22 PM NST 18 February 2020 A trough of low pressure over the Northern Grand Banks 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 this evening.

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, Southwest
Coast and the Southern Grand Banks.

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