Northwest Labrador Sea - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 14 February 2016

Today Tonight and Monday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind south 15 to 20 knots except northeast 35 over northern sections this morning. Wind becoming variable 10 to 15 this afternoon then increasing to northwest 25 this evening. Wind increasing to northwest 35 late overnight and to northwest 40 to 50 near noon Monday.

Snow ending this morning. Flurries beginning this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate freezing spray ending this afternoon. Moderate freezing spray beginning this evening becoming severe near noon Monday.

Temperatures minus 10 to minus 2 falling to minus 14 to minus 6 this morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 13 February 2016
Tonight and Sunday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 14 February 2016
Tuesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to northeast 25.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Northwest Labrador Sea - southeastern half

Issued 1:55 PM EST 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday Bergy water except 8 tenths of first-year ice in the southwestern section. 

Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Issued 1:55 PM EST 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday 8 tenths of first-year ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Northwest Labrador Sea - southeastern half

Issued 1:55 PM EST 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4805N 4950W
to 5325N 5040W to 5520N 5240W to 5630N 5545W to 5800N 5830W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

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

Ice Forecasts

Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Issued 1:55 PM EST 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4805N 4950W
to 5325N 5040W to 5520N 5240W to 5630N 5545W to 5800N 5830W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

8 tenths of first-year ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice
including a trace of old ice in the western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 13 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5259W to 4400N 4915W to 4400N 4745W to 4700N 4500W to 4745N
4515W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastward.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5036N 5931W to Newfoundland near 4943N 5753W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs west of the
iceberg limit.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea - southern half

Issued 04:00 AM NST 14 February 2016

'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 NST 14 February 2016

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 14 February 2016 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 990 mb located over the North Labrador
Coast.
By 9:30 p.m. NST tonight dissipating trough located over northern
Labrador.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today deepening low 983 mb located over Funk
Island Bank.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Monday quasi-stationary low 958 mb located east
of Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today trough from 990 mb low located on a line
northeast-southwest over Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 a.m. NST today dissipating trough located from Ungava Bay
to Davis Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:01 AM NST 14 February 2016 A low pressure system located over the North Labrador Coast will
slowly drift westward today, then dissipate over Northern Labrador
this evening. Strong to gale force northeasterlies to the north of
the low will diminish this morning as it moves off.

A second, deepening low pressure system over Funk Island Bank will
move northeastward to lie east of the Labrador Sea tonight, where it
will remain nearly stationary for the remainder of the forecast
period. Gale to storm force northwesterlies will develop tonight and
Monday over most waters to the west of this system.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Northwest Labrador Sea and East Labrador Sea. Gale warnings are
in effect for all remaining waters except Lake Melville and the South
Labrador Coast.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all open waters.

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