Northwest Labrador Sea - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 26 February 2017

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 this morning and to southeast 35 to 45 this afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 45 late overnight then backing to southwest 40 Monday afternoon. Wind diminishing to southwest 25 Monday evening.

Snow beginning this morning changing to snow or rain this evening then to flurries Monday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge occasional freezing spray beginning this morning.

Temperatures minus 16 to minus 8 rising to minus 6 to zero this morning then falling to minus 8 to minus 5 Monday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 26 February 2017
Today Tonight and Monday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this afternoon and to 5 to 7 this evening. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

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

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 25 February 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday Bergy water except 8 tenths of first-year ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 25 February 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5800W to 6100N 5915W to 6230N 5735W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 8 tenths of first-year ice in the extreme
northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 25 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4655N 5300W to 4500N 4730W to 4500N 4615W to 4600N 4500W to 4700N
4445W to 5030N 4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5101N 5857W to Newfoundland near 5010N 5734W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 26 February 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 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 AM NST 26 February 2017 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NST today ridge located east of the East Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 986 mb located over Quebec.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Monday low 964 mb located over Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 AM NST 26 February 2017 An intense low pressure system will move over Western Labrador today
and over the Labrador Sea tonight. Gale to storm force southeasterly
winds ahead of the system will shift to gale force westerly for all
waters.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
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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