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Southwestern Grand Banks

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 17 January 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 near noon then increasing to northwest 55 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to northwest 45 overnight and to northwest 35 Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 Saturday afternoon.

Rain with a risk of thunderstorms changing to flurries this afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over northern sections overnight and Saturday.

Temperatures plus 5 falling to minus 5 to zero overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 17 January 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 4 to 6 metres building to 7 to 9 near noon and to 9 to 12 this evening. Seas subsiding to 7 to 9 Saturday morning and to 5 to 7 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 17 January 2020
Sunday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon and to southeast 45 to 55 late in the day.
Monday Wind south 45 to 55 knots diminishing to west 25 to 35.
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 16 January 2020 Today Tonight and Friday Ice free.  

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 16 January 2020 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4745N 5245W to 4920N 5240W
to 5015N 5530W to 5205N 5345W to 5425N 5415W to 5610N 5720W to 5800N
5800W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

Ice Forecasts

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 10:00 AM EST 16 January 2020 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4745N 5245W to 4920N 5240W
to 5015N 5530W to 5205N 5345W to 5425N 5415W to 5610N 5720W to 5800N
5800W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 16 January 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 17 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5226N 5539W to 5345N 5400W to 5700N 5600W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Iceberg Bulletin

Tail of the Grand Banks

Issued 11:00 AM EST 16 January 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 17 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5226N 5539W to 5345N 5400W to 5700N 5600W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 03:00 AM NST 17 January 2020

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Southwestern Grand Banks

Issued 03:00 AM NST 17 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 3:00 AM NST 17 January 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 977 mb located south of
Sable Island.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Saturday low 955 mb located over southeastern
Funk Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:58 AM NST 17 January 2020 A low pressure system will rapidly intensify as it approaches the
marine district from the southwest today. The low will cross the
Grand Banks tonight and move northeast of the marine district
Saturday morning. Gale to storm force easterlies ahead of the low
will increase to storm to hurricane force northerlies in its wake.
Winds will gradually diminish to gale to storm force northwesterlies
on Saturday as it departs.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warnings are
in effect for South Coast, East Coast, Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island
Bank, and Northern Grand Banks. Storm warnings are in effect for all
remaining waters except Strait of Belle Isle - western half and Gulf
waters where gale warnings are in effect.

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

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

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