East Labrador Sea - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 02 March 2015

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light this morning then increasing to east 10 to 15 near midnight. Wind increasing to east 15 to 20 Tuesday morning then backing to northeast 25 Tuesday afternoon.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending this morning. Freezing spray beginning Tuesday morning.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 8 rising to minus 8 to minus 4 Tuesday morning.


Issued 06:00 AM NST 02 March 2015
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this morning then building to 2 to 3 Tuesday morning. Seas building to 3 to 5 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 02 March 2015
Wednesday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 20 late in the day.
Thursday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 March 2015 Today Tonight and Monday Bergy water. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 March 2015 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4735N 5240W to 4645N 4640W
to 5035N 4645W to 5515N 5230W to 5550N 5505W to 5800N 5730W then
northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 1 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 1 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5252W to 4700N 5030W to 4717N 4700W to 5000N 4645W to 5159N
4700W to 6000N 5744W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 1 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

East Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Issued 04:00 AM NST 02 March 2015

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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM NST 2 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. NST today intensifying low 995 mb located near Cape
Breton Island.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Tuesday low 968 mb located near Newfoundland.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today ridge located from the Grand Banks to
Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Tuesday ridge located east of Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NST Tuesday intensifying trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Northwest Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 AM NST 2 March 2015 A rapidly intensifying low pressure system will track northeastward
from Newfoundland to the Belle Isle Bank tonight and then southeast
of the Labrador Sea on Tuesday. Gale to storm force northerlies and
northeasterlies will develop north of this feature over southern
waters on Tuesday.

A trough of low pressure will also develop over the Northwest
Labrador Sea tonight and then strengthen Tuesday while remaining
quasi-stationary. Strong to gale force northwesterlies will develop
west of this trough on Tuesday.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the South Labrador Coast, Mid Labrador Coast, South Labrador Sea -
southeastern half and East Labrador Sea - southeastern half.
Gale warnings are in effect for the North Labrador Coast, South
Labrador Sea - northwestern half and Northwest Labrador Sea -
southwestern half.

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

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