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Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 20 February 2020

Today Tonight and Friday.

Wind northwest 25 knots backing to west 25 this afternoon with gusts to 35 and backing to southwest 20 Friday evening.

Flurries Friday morning.

Risk of freezing spray.

Temperatures near minus 19.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 20 February 2020
Today Tonight and Friday. Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 20 February 2020
Saturday Wind southwest 25 knots.
Sunday Wind southwest 25 knots.
Monday Wind variable 15 knots increasing to southeast 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2020 Today Tonight and Friday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 tenths grey-white ice including 3 tenths first-year ice. Strong ice pressure today continuing Friday. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2020 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4825N 5305W to 4755N 4930W
to 5415N 5105W to 5610N 5535W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice
west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

9 tenths grey-white ice including 3 tenths first-year ice. Strong
ice pressure today continuing Friday.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 February 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4830N 5308W to 4805N 4825W to 4900N 4805W to 5045N 4730W to 5530N
5130W to 6100N 5700W to 6300N 5400W to 5830N 5000W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5133N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs east of the
iceberg limit.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Ice pressure warning in effect

Strait of Belle Isle - western half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2020

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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM NST 20 February 2020 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:00 a.m. NST today departing trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over the eastern Marine District.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 978 mb located over northwestern
Labrador Sea.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Friday approaching low 976 mb located over southern
Labrador Sea.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located south of the Maritimes.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Friday ridge located on a line east-west over
the southern Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:58 AM NST 20 February 2020 Strong to gale force westerlies over the marine district will
gradually subside as a trough of low pressure over the eastern waters
exits the area this afternoon.

Meanwhile, a low pressure system tracking southward over the Labrador
Sea today and tonight will move across northeastern sections of Belle
Isle Bank on Friday. Westerly winds will increase to strong to gale
force westerlies as this feature approaches, with gale to storm force
on Friday over Belle Isle Bank as it passes.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Belle Isle Bank. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters
except Strait of Belle Isle and the Southern Grand Banks.

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

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