Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NDT 23 March 2017

Tonight and Friday

Wind northwest 20 knots increasing to northwest 30 this evening then diminishing to variable 15 to 20 near noon Friday. Wind increasing to south 25 Friday evening.

Flurries. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 14 to minus 6.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 23 March 2017
Tonight and Friday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NDT 23 March 2017
Saturday Wind south 25 knots diminishing to variable 15 to 20 in the morning.
Sunday Wind north 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind north 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 23 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday 7 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 northwestern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 23 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5700W to 6030N 5830W to 6130N 5715W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

7 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
northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 23 March 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5304W to 4515N 4800W to 4515N 4600W to 4715N 4200W to 4915N
4200W to 5230N 4600W to 5300N 5000W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Mar estimated from Newfoundland
near 4925N 5802W to Quebec near 5032N 5954W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NDT 23 March 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 PM NDT 23 March 2017 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. NDT today low 987 mb located over northwestern Funk
Island Bank.
By 9:30 a.m. NDT Friday departing low 979 mb located northeast of
Belle Isle Bank.

At 4:00 p.m. NDT today ridge located over Quebec.
By 4:00 p.m. NDT Friday ridge located over Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:38 PM NDT 23 March 2017 A low pressure system over the Funk Island Bank will pass southeast
of the marine district tonight and into Friday. Strong to gale force
northwesterlies can be expected over most waters as the low passes.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
South Labrador Coast, Mid Labrador Coast - Hopedale and south, South
Labrador Sea, and East Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Labrador Sea.

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