East Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 26 February 2017

Tonight and Monday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 this evening and to southeast 45 to 55 after midnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 25 near noon Monday.

Snow or rain changing to flurries Monday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning Monday evening.

Temperatures minus 6 to zero rising to plus 2 this evening then falling to minus 8 to minus 2 Monday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 26 February 2017

East Labrador Sea - northern half

Tonight and Monday Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 7 to 9 late overnight.

East Labrador Sea - southern half

Tonight and Monday Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 26 February 2017
Tuesday Wind west 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 February 2017 Today Tonight and Monday Forecasts available to mariners upon request. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 February 2017 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4730N 5235W to 4725N 5100W
to 4830N 4900W to 5045N 4830W to 5515N 5200W to 5630N 5615W to 5800N
5800W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 26 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5301W to 4600N 4730W to 4600N 4600W to 4700N 4545W to 5030N
4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5101N 5857W to Newfoundland near 5010N 5734W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

East Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 26 February 2017

'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

East Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 26 February 2017

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 4:00 PM NST 26 February 2017 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. NST today departing ridge located east of Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today intensifying low 976 mb located over
western Labrador.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Monday low 954 mb located north of Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:40 PM NST 26 February 2017 An intense low pressure system over Western Labrador will cross the
Labrador Sea tonight then move north of the district on Monday.
Gale to storm force southeasterlies ahead of the system will shift to
strong to gale force westerlies in its wake. Winds will gradually
diminish on Monday as the low moves away.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
the East Labrador Sea. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining
waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Labrador Sea.

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