Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 18 February 2019

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 this evening then increasing to north 25 after midnight except north 35 to 45 over southern sections. Wind becoming northwest 25 to 35 near noon Tuesday.

Snow beginning this evening changing to flurries Tuesday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over northern sections Tuesday.

Temperatures minus 3 to plus 3 falling to minus 5 to zero near noon Tuesday.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 18 February 2019
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 4 to 6 Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 18 February 2019
Wednesday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 45 knots diminishing to northwest 25.
Friday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to north 35 to 45.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 February 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 February 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4830N 5300W to 4730N 4850W
to 4835N 4810W to 5005N 5015W to 5110N 4855W to 5505N 5220W to 5630N
5710W to 5800N 5800W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Ice Forecasts

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 February 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4830N 5300W to 4730N 4850W
to 4835N 4810W to 5005N 5015W to 5110N 4855W to 5505N 5220W to 5630N
5710W to 5800N 5800W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 February 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4739N 5247W to 4725N 4845W to 4915N 4700W to 5200N 4720W to 5700N
5400W to 6027N 5919W to 6510N 5439W to 5915N 5203W to 5832N 5003W
then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 February 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4739N 5247W to 4725N 4845W to 4915N 4700W to 5200N 4720W to 5700N
5400W to 6027N 5919W to 6510N 5439W to 5915N 5203W to 5832N 5003W
then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM NST 18 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM NST 18 February 2019

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 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 967 mb located over Labrador Sea.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Tuesday low 973 mb located northeast of Belle
Isle Bank.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 1009 mb located southeast
of Cape Cod.
By 10:00 a.m. NST Tuesday low 972 mb located southeast of the
Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:09 AM NST 18 February 2019 An intense low pressure system will remain nearly stationary over the
Labrador Sea today and tonight before slowly moving eastward on
Tuesday. Generally strong to gale force westerly winds are expected
over all waters, with gale to storm force northwesterlies over the
Belle Isle Bank tonight.

A second low pressure system will skirt the southern edge of the
Grand Banks tonight and Tuesday. Gale force northerlies will develop
over the Southern Grand Banks tonight to the north of the low.

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 the Northern Grand Banks.

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.

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