Strait of Belle Isle
Issued 08:00 PM NST 19 February 2019
Tonight and Wednesday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northwest 20 knots increasing to northwest 30 late this evening except northwest 35 to 45 over eastern sections Wednesday.
Flurries beginning late overnight and ending near noon Wednesday. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.
Risk of freezing spray.
Temperatures minus 20 to minus 12.
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Ice ForecastsIssued 10:00 AM EST 19 February 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday
Ice EdgeIce edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4745N 5015W
to 4825N 4825W to 5010N 5005W to 5115N 4820W to 5515N 5250W to 5535N
5605W to 5800N 5835W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the
Ice CoverageIce pressure warning in effect.
9 tenths grey-white ice including 1 tenth of first-year ice except
first-year ice in the eastern section and along the Newfoundland
coast. Strong ice pressure along parts of the Newfoundland coast
today and continuing Wednesday.
Iceberg BulletinIssued 11:00 AM EST 19 February 2019
Iceberg LimitIceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4739N 5247W to 4715N 4830W to 4900N 4645W to 5210N 4700W to 5700N
5400W to 6040N 5945W to 6325N 5535W to 5700N 4900W then eastwards.
Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.
Iceberg CountNo confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs east of the
western iceberg limit.
Warnings (In effect)
Strait of Belle IsleIssued 8:00 PM NST 19 February 2019
'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.
Strait of Belle IsleIssued 10:00 AM EST 19 February 2019
Navigators in this marine area should be on the lookout for hazardous ice conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Please refer to the latest ice forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio stations.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 8:00 PM NST 19 February 2019 Tonight and Wednesday At 8:00 p.m. NST tonight intensifying low 948 mb located east of
the Grand Banks.
By 8:00 p.m. NST Wednesday low 936 mb located southeast of
At 3:00 a.m. NST Wednesday trough located over northeastern Belle
By 8:00 p.m. NST Wednesday trough located over southeastern Funk
Marine Weather StatementIssued 7:53 PM NST 19 February 2019 A very intense low pressure system located well east of the Grand
Banks will continue to deepen as it moves southeast of Greenland on
Wednesday. Gale force northwesterly winds will gradually spread
across most waters tonight behind the low.
On Wednesday, a trough extending from the low will swing
southeastward along the northeastern edge of the district spreading
storm force northwesterlies to northern and eastern waters.
Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island Bank, and Northern Grand Banks.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters except Northeast
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.
Atlantic - Newfoundland Area
- Banquereau - northern half
- Banquereau - southern half
- Belle Isle Bank
- Bras d'Or Lakes
- Cabot Strait
- Chaleur - Miscou
- Eastern Shore
- East Coast
- Funk Island Bank
- Gulf - Magdalen - northeastern half
- Gulf - Magdalen - southwestern half
- Gulf - Port au Port
- Lake Melville
- Laurentian Fan - northeastern half
- Mid Labrador Coast
- Northeast Coast
- Northeast Gulf
- Northern Grand Banks
- Northumberland Strait - eastern half
- Northumberland Strait - western half
- Southeastern Grand Banks
- Southwestern Grand Banks
- Southwest Coast
- South Coast
- South Labrador Coast
- South Labrador Sea - southern half
- Strait of Belle Isle
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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