Northwest Labrador Sea - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 25 March 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 25 knots backing to southwest 15 to 20 this morning then diminishing to variable 10 to 15 this afternoon. Wind increasing to northwest 25 to 35 Sunday morning and to northwest 35 to 45 Sunday afternoon.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending this afternoon.

Temperatures minus 4 falling to minus 16 to minus 8 this morning then rising to minus 8 to zero Sunday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 25 March 2017
Today Tonight and Sunday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this afternoon then building to 2 to 3 Sunday morning. Seas building to 3 to 5 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 25 March 2017
Monday Wind north 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 24 March 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday 1 tenth of first-year ice except 9 tenths of first-year ice including 1 tenth of old ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 24 March 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5700W to 6025N 5805W to 6100N 5725W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

1 tenth of first-year ice except 9 tenths of first-year ice
including 1 tenth of old ice in the extreme northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 24 March 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5304W to 4515N 4800W to 4515N 4600W to 4715N 4200W to 4945N
4200W to 5130N 4630W to 5300N 5000W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5015N 5958W to Newfoundland near 4922N 5814W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 25 March 2017

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. 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 04:00 AM NDT 25 March 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 AM NDT 25 March 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. NDT today low 990 mb located over the Northwest
Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Sunday low 995 mb located over the South Labrador
Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NDT today trough from 990 mb low located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Mid Labrador Coast.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Sunday quasi-stationary trough from 995 mb low
located over the East Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 AM NDT 25 March 2017 A trough of low pressure will sweep across the Labrador Sea today.
Strong to gale force westerlies behind the trough will diminish.
Meanwhile, a low pressure system over the Northwest Labrador Sea will
begin to slowly move southwards. Behind this low gale to storm force
northwesterlies will develop over the North Labrador Coast this
afternoon and then spread southwards tonight through Sunday.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
the North Labrador Coast - north of Saglek. Gale warnings are in
effect for all remaining waters except Lake Melville.

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

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