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Funk Island Bank

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM NST 18 January 2020

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind northwest 55 to 65 knots diminishing to northwest 45 to 55 this afternoon and to northwest 25 to 35 this evening. Wind diminishing to west 20 late overnight then backing to southwest 15 near noon Sunday.

Flurries ending overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over western sections this afternoon tonight and Sunday morning.

Temperatures minus 3 to plus 3 falling to minus 10 to minus 4 this afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 18 January 2020
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 12 to 15 metres subsiding to 9 to 12 this afternoon and to 7 to 9 this evening. Seas subsiding to 5 to 7 after midnight and to 3 to 5 near noon Sunday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 18 January 2020
Monday Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to southeast 45 to 55 in the morning then diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.
Wednesday Wind west 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice free.  

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Ice Forecasts

Funk Island Bank

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5300W to 4930N 5245W
to 5015N 5530W to 5200N 5330W to 5430N 5345W to 5615N 5645W to 5800N
5800W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Ice Forecasts

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5300W to 4930N 5245W
to 5015N 5530W to 5200N 5330W to 5430N 5345W to 5615N 5645W to 5800N
5800W then northeastward. 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 January 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5223N 5538W to 5330N 5400W to 5700N 5600W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Southeast Labrador Sea

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 January 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5223N 5538W to 5330N 5400W to 5700N 5600W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Hurricane force wind warning in effect

Funk Island Bank

Issued 10:00 AM NST 18 January 2020

'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above 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 10:00 AM NST 18 January 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 10:00 AM NST 18 January 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:00 a.m. NST today low 957 mb located east of Belle Isle Bank.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday departing low 956 mb located east of
Greenland.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday approaching low 1007 mb located near
Cape Cod.

At 10:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over New England.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:53 AM NST 18 January 2020 An exceptionally intense low pressure system just east of the Belle
Isle Bank will move further away from the marine district today.
Storm force to hurricane force winds in the wake of the low will
diminish today and tonight as the low moves away and a ridge of high
pressure approaches from the west.

A second low will approach the marine district from the southwest on
Sunday. Gale force east to southeasterlies will develop over southern
waters ahead of the low by Sunday evening.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warnings are
in effect for Belle Isle Bank and Funk Island Bank. Storm warnings
are in effect for Strait of Belle Isle - eastern half, East Coast -
north of Cape St. Francis, Northeast Coast and Northern Grand Banks.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters.

Marine interests are further advised that high water level warnings
are in effect for East Coast and Northeast Coast.

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