Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 28 March 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots.

Risk of freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 10 to minus 2.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 28 March 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 to 4 this afternoon then subsiding to 2 to 3 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 28 March 2017
Thursday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 15 knots.
Saturday Wind north 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 27 March 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday 8 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice including 1 tenth of old ice in the extreme northeastern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 27 March 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5630W to 6000N 5730W to 6020N 5700W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

8 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice except 9
plus tenths of first-year ice including 1 tenth of old ice in the
extreme northeastern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 27 March 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4715N 5300W to 4700N 4800W to 4800N 4430W to 5000N 4330W to 5145N
4600W to 5300N 5000W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Mar estimated from Newfoundland
near 4907N 5824W to Quebec near 5015N 6018W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 AM NDT 28 March 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 a.m. NDT today low 970 mb located east of the Flemish Cap.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Wednesday departing low located southeast of the
Marine District.

At 9:30 a.m. NDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over central Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:24 AM NDT 28 March 2017 An intense low pressure system east of the Flemish Cap will gradually
weaken as it moves slowly eastward today. Strong to gale force
northwesterlies over southern waters will slowly subside today as it
moves away.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
South Labrador Coast and South Labrador Sea - eastern half.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for South Labrador Sea - western half and East Labrador Sea.

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