Northwest Labrador Sea - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 17 January 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 this evening then increasing to southwest 25 overnight. Wind backing to south 30 near noon Wednesday.

Flurries ending late overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending this evening. Freezing spray beginning overnight.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 5 rising to minus 4 Wednesday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 17 January 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 Wednesday morning and to 3 to 5 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 17 January 2017
Thursday Wind south 25 knots diminishing to south 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southwest 15 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Northwest Labrador Sea - eastern half

Issued 11:00 AM EST 16 January 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday Bergy water except 4 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Issued 11:00 AM EST 16 January 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday 8 tenths of grey-white ice including a trace of old ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme northern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Northwest Labrador Sea - eastern half

Issued 11:00 AM EST 16 January 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5730W to 6050N 5820W to 6255N 5745W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 4 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of
old ice in the extreme northwestern section.

Ice Forecasts

Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Issued 11:00 AM EST 16 January 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5730W to 6050N 5820W to 6255N 5745W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

8 tenths of grey-white ice including a trace of old ice except 9
plus tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the
extreme northern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 16 January 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 17 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5100N 5600W to 5045N 5000W to 5200N 4900W to 5300N 5000W to 5700N
5500W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 17 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5128N 5649W to Newfoundland near 5118N 5640W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea - southern half

Issued 04:00 AM NST 17 January 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 17 January 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 1004 mb located over the western Strait
of Belle Isle.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday low 1003 mb located over the southeastern
Grand Banks.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today building ridge located over northern
Labrador.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 AM NST 17 January 2017 Marine interests are advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all open waters.

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