Northwest Labrador Sea - southwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NDT 25 April 2017

Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 45 knots backing to west 35 Wednesday afternoon.

Periods of snow. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge occasional freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 7 to plus 1.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 25 April 2017

Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Tonight and Wednesday Mainly ice covered.

Northwest Labrador Sea - southeastern half

Tonight and Wednesday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 this evening then subsiding to 3 to 5 Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NDT 25 April 2017
Thursday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light.
Saturday Wind southeast 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 25 April 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday 4 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice except ice covered in the northwestern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 25 April 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5700W to 5900N 5600W to 6200N 5430W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

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

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 25 April 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4740N 5720W to 4400N 5645W to 4030N 5200W to 4100N 4645W to 4745N
4215W to 5115N 4400W to 5300N 4945W to 5600N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5021N 6239W to Anticosti Island near 4914N 6156W then from Anticosti
Island near 4910N 6225W to Newfoundland near 4737N 5914W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea - southwestern half

Issued 9:30 PM NDT 25 April 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 - southwestern half

Issued 9:30 PM NDT 25 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 9:30 PM NDT 25 April 2017 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. NDT tonight low 990 mb located over the East Labrador
Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Wednesday quasi-stationary low 992 mb located
north of the East Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:11 PM NDT 25 April 2017 A low pressure system over the East Labrador Sea will move to lie
north of the marine district this evening and become nearly
stationary by Wednesday morning. Strong to gale force westerlies are
expected south of this system.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Lake Melville, South Labrador Coast and Mid Labrador
Coast.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for South Labrador Sea and Northwest Labrador Sea.

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