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Funk Island Bank

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 08 December 2021

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind west 25 to 35 knots becoming west 25 this evening then diminishing to light late overnight. Wind increasing to northeast 15 to 20 Thursday morning and to northeast 35 Thursday afternoon. Wind increasing to north 45 to 55 Thursday evening.

Flurries changing to snow Thursday morning then to rain or snow Thursday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures minus 2 to plus 3.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 08 December 2021
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 5 metres except 5 to 7 over northern sections today. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Thursday morning then building to 3 to 5 Thursday afternoon and to 5 to 7 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 08 December 2021
Friday Wind northwest 60 to 70 knots diminishing to northwest 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 25.
Sunday Wind south 35 knots increasing to southwest 40 to 50.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 8 December 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday Forecasts available to mariners upon request.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Funk Island Bank

Issued 10:00 AM EST 8 December 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5227N 5538W to 5325N
5531W to 5406N 5705W to Labrador near 5430N 5724W. Sea ice west of
the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5439N 5727W to 5502N
5753W to 5538N 5958W to 5718N 6100W to 5954N 6343W to Labrador near
6014N 6422W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EST 8 December 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5227N 5538W to 5325N
5531W to 5406N 5705W to Labrador near 5430N 5724W. Sea ice west of
the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5439N 5727W to 5502N
5753W to 5538N 5958W to 5718N 6100W to 5954N 6343W to Labrador near
6014N 6422W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Funk Island Bank

Issued 1:30 PM EST 7 December 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5202N 5550W to 5200N 5430W to 5245N 5000W to 5500N 4900W to
5745N 5715W to 6120N 5900W to 6205N 5355W to 5940N 4815W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 1:30 PM EST 7 December 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5202N 5550W to 5200N 5430W to 5245N 5000W to 5500N 4900W to
5745N 5715W to 6120N 5900W to 6205N 5355W to 5940N 4815W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Funk Island Bank

Issued 10:00 AM NST 08 December 2021

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM NST 8 December 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:00 a.m. NST today weakening low 952 mb located over central
Labrador Sea.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday departing low 970 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight intensifying low 1002 mb located southeast
of Cape Cod.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Thursday deepening low 966 mb located northeast
of the Avalon Peninsula.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Nova Scotia.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday ridge located over the Northeast Coast
of Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:07 AM NST 8 December 2021 A very intense low pressure system over the East Labrador Sea will
slowly weaken as it tracks eastward to lie southeast of Greenland
tonight. Strong to gale force west to southwesterlies to the south of
the low will gradually diminish today and tonight.

Another low pressure system will rapidly intensify as it approaches
from the southwest tonight. The low will track across the
Southeastern Avalon Peninsula Thursday afternoon as a major fall
storm. Gale force easterlies to northerlies ahead of the low and gale
force southerlies to its east will shift to gale to storm force
westerlies to northerlies in its wake. Hurricane force
southwesterlies can be expected over the Southern Grand Banks later
Thursday south of the low.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warnings are
in effect for the Southern Grand Banks. Storm warnings are in effect
for Southwest Coast, South Coast, East Coast, Northeast Coast, Funk
Island Bank and the Northern Grand Banks. Gale warnings are in effect
for Strait of Belle Isle, Northeast Gulf and Belle Isle Bank.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Strait of Belle Isle, Gulf waters, and Belle Isle Bank.

Marine interests are further advised to prepare for potentially
dangerous and damaging high waves, pounding surf, and higher than
normal water levels along the northeast and east coasts of
Newfoundland Thursday afternoon through Thursday night.

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