Northwest Labrador Sea - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 30 April 2017

Today Tonight and Monday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 45 to 55 knots diminishing to northwest 35 to 45 this evening and to northwest 25 to 35 Monday morning.

Flurries ending Monday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge moderate at times severe freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 8 to zero falling to minus 12 to minus 4 this evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 29 April 2017

Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Tonight and Sunday Mainly ice covered.

Northwest Labrador Sea - southeastern half

Tonight and Sunday Outside the ice edge seas 2 metres building to 3 to 5 late overnight and to 6 to 8 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 30 April 2017
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.
Thursday Wind north 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 29 April 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday Bergy water except 8 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the northern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 29 April 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5630W to 5900N 5630W to 6200N 5430W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 8 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of
old ice in the northern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 29 April 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4740N 5719W to 4400N 5700W to 4245N 5500W to 4230N 4900W to 4600N
4430W to 5000N 4600W to 5300N 4900W to 5600N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Apr estimated from Newfoundland
near 4737N 5916W to Quebec near 5015N 6314W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 30 April 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 04:00 AM NDT 30 April 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 30 April 2017 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. NDT today low 986 mb located over the Northwest
Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Monday weakening low located over the southern
East Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NDT Monday approaching ridge located over western
Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:43 AM NDT 30 April 2017 A low pressure system over the Northwest Labrador Sea will drift
slowly southeastward and begin to weaken tonight. Strong to gale
force southeasterlies can be expected to the east of the low and gale
to storm force northwesterlies to its west.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
North Labrador Coast, South Labrador Sea, and Northwest Labrador Sea.
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 South Labrador Coast, South Labrador Sea - western half,
Northwest Labrador Sea, and East Labrador Sea.

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