Northwest Labrador Sea - southeastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 22 February 2017

Today Tonight and Thursday

Wind northeast 25 knots diminishing to northeast 15 to 20 after midnight then backing to northwest 20 Thursday afternoon.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 13 to minus 5.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 22 February 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this evening then subsiding to 1 to 2 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 22 February 2017
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20.
Sunday Wind variable 15 knots increasing to southeast 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 21 February 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday 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 Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 21 February 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5800W to 6200N 5830W to 6400N 5600W
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 21 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4721N 5247W to 4530N 4800W to 4530N 4500W to 4700N 4500W to 5030N
4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5111N 5837W to Newfoundland near 5020N 5726W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 22 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 9:30 AM NST 22 February 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary trough located on a line
east-west over central Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today low 994 mb located over northern Quebec.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Thursday low 996 mb located over the South
Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:06 AM NST 22 February 2017 Marine interests are advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Labrador Sea.

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