Northwest Labrador Sea - southeastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 21 February 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25 near noon then diminishing to variable 15 late overnight. Wind increasing to northeast 20 Wednesday afternoon.

Flurries. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge freezing spray ending overnight. Freezing spray beginning Wednesday afternoon.

Temperatures minus 15 to minus 7.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 21 February 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 21 February 2017
Thursday Wind northeast 25 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 February 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday Bergy water except 9 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme southwestern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 February 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5800W to 6130N 5900W to 6245N 5745W
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 extreme southwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4721N 5248W to 4530N 4715W to 4545N 4500W to 5045N 4630W to 5300N
4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5121N 5826W to Newfoundland near 5025N 5723W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 21 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 21 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 21 February 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. NST today trough located north of Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday trough located over northern Labrador
Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Labrador.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday ridge located over Newfoundland.

By 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday approaching low 996 mb located over
northern Quebec.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 AM NST 21 February 2017 A trough of low pressure will approach the Labrador Sea from the
north while a ridge of high pressure over Labrador drifts
southeastward throughout the forecast period. Strong to gale force
northwesterlies can be expected over northwestern waters today
between these features.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
North Labrador Coast and Northwest Labrador Sea.

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

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