Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NDT 31 March 2015

Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 35 knots except southeast 15 over southern sections overnight and Wednesday. Wind diminishing to east 25 Wednesday evening.

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

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray over northern sections late this evening overnight and Wednesday.

Temperatures minus 6 to plus 1.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 31 March 2015
Tonight and Wednesday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NDT 31 March 2015
Thursday Wind east 20 knots backing to north 20 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Saturday Wind variable 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 31 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice pressure warning in effect. 8 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice today and continuing Wednesday. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 31 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5730W to 5900N 5700W to 6000N 5640W
then southeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

8 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice. Strong ice
pressure in the pack ice today and continuing Wednesday.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 31 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 31 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4636N 5334W to 4430N 4813W to 4430N 4713W to 4700N 4128W to 4928N
4158W to 6000N 5639W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 31 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5115N 5819W to Newfoundland near 5028N 5728W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NDT 31 March 2015

'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

Issued 9:30 PM NDT 31 March 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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 31 March 2015

Navigators in this marine area should be on the lookout for hazardous ice conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Please refer to the latest ice forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM NDT 31 March 2015 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. NDT tonight trough located on a line east-west over
the Northwest Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 p.m. NDT Wednesday trough located over the North Labrador
Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:18 PM NDT 31 March 2015 A trough of low pressure over the Northwest Labrador Sea will slowly
track northward to lie north of the marine district by Wednesday
evening. Over northern waters, strong to gale force easterly winds
are expected ahead of the trough.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
North Labrador Coast and Northwest Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the North Labrador Coast, Northwest Labrador Sea, and East
Labrador Sea - northern half.

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