FICN18 CWIS 171445
Ice forecasts for the eastern waters of Newfoundland and Labrador
issued by Environment Canada at 10:00 a.m. EST Wednesday 17 January
2018 for today tonight and Thursday.
The next scheduled forecasts will be issued at 10:00 a.m. Thursday.
First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5325W to
Newfoundland near 4900N 5340W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.
Second ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4925N 5420W to
4945N 5430W to 4940N 5450W to Newfoundland near 4930N 5510W. Sea ice
south of the ice edge.
Third ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5040N 5610W to 5120N
5325W to 5415N 5325W to 5645N 5650W to 5800N 5720W then
northeastwards. Sea ice west of the ice edge.
Strait of Belle Isle.
9 tenths grey ice except 8 tenths grey ice including 2 tenths
grey-white ice in eastern section.
Belle Isle Bank.
Ice free except 5 tenths grey ice including 1 tenth grey-white ice
in the extreme western section.
Funk Island Bank.
South Labrador Coast.
9 tenths grey ice including 4 tenths grey-white ice.
9 plus tenths grey-white ice except consolidated first-year ice in
the extreme western section.
Mid Labrador Coast.
9 tenths grey ice including 4 tenths grey-white ice except 9 plus
tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice in the
South Labrador Sea.
Bergy water except 9 tenths grey ice including 3 tenths grey-white
ice in the extreme western section.
North Labrador Coast.
9 plus tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice.
Southwestern Grand Banks
Southeastern Grand Banks
East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south
Northern Grand Banks.
East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis
Open water except 8 tenths new ice including 3 tenths grey ice in a
East Labrador Sea
Tail of the Grand Banks
Southeast Labrador Sea.
Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Contact ECAREG Canada via marine radio for routing advice. East
coast ice analysis charts can be copied on CFH Halifax at 2222 UTC
and 0001 UTC and on VCO Sydney at 1142 UTC and 2331 UTC.