Northwest Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 24 January 2017

Tonight and Wednesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 45 to 55 knots diminishing to northwest 35 to 45 late overnight and to northwest 25 to 35 Wednesday morning. Wind diminishing to north 20 Wednesday afternoon and to variable 10 to 15 Wednesday evening.

Flurries ending near noon Wednesday. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate at times severe freezing spray ending Wednesday evening.

Temperatures minus 13 to minus 5.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 24 January 2017
Tonight and Wednesday Outside the ice edge seas 8 to 11 metres subsiding to 6 to 8 near noon Wednesday and to 4 to 6 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 24 January 2017
Thursday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 20 late in the day.
Friday Wind east 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind northeast 35 to 45 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 24 January 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water except 9 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 24 January 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5700W to 6035N 5805W to 6240N 5740W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 9 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of
old ice in the western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 24 January 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5030N 5615W to 4900N 5100W to 4900N 4830W to 5200N 4830W to 5300N
4930W to 5700N 5300W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Jan estimated from Quebec near
5125N 5734W to Newfoundland near 5100N 5659W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 24 January 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

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 24 January 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 9:30 PM NST 24 January 2017 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight quasi-stationary low 956 mb located
southeast of Greenland.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight ridge located over western Labrador.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Wednesday ridge located from the North Labrador
Coast to Lake Melville.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:14 PM NST 24 January 2017 An intense low pressure system southeast of Greenland will remain
nearly stationary tonight, drifting away on Wednesday. Meanwhile a
ridge of high pressure over Western Labrador will begin to drift
slowly eastward. Gale to storm force northwesterlies over most waters
will gradually diminish overnight tonight and Wednesday as the ridge
moves out into the Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Labrador Sea. Gale warnings are in effect for the South Labrador
Coast, Mid Labrador Coast - Hopedale and south and the North Labrador
Coast - north of Saglek.

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

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