Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 26 February 2015

Tonight and Friday

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 25 this evening.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning this evening.

Temperatures minus 14 to minus 6.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 26 February 2015
Tonight and Friday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 26 February 2015
Saturday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Monday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 26 February 2015 Today Tonight and Friday 6 tenths of first-year ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 26 February 2015 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5730W to 6025N 5800W to 6150N 5720W.
Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

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

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 26 February 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5253W to 4700N 5030W to 4800N 4730W to 5000N 4700W to 5145N
4700W to 6000N 5745W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 26 February 2015

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 PM NST 26 February 2015 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. NST today low 972 mb located over northeastern Belle
Isle Bank.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Friday low 967 mb located east of Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today trough located over the northern Northwest
Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Friday quasi-stationary trough located north of
the Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 PM NST 26 February 2015 A low pressure system over the Belle Isle Bank will move east of the
Labrador Sea tonight. Strong to gale force northeasterlies ahead of
this feature will shift to gale to storm force northwesterlies behind
it.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the South Labrador Coast and South Labrador Sea. Gale warnings are in
effect for Mid Labrador Coast - Hopedale and south and East Labrador
Sea - southern half.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all open waters except for the East Labrador Sea -
southern half.

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