Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 26 March 2017

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots increasing to northwest 35 to 45 this afternoon then diminishing to northwest 25 Monday morning.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Risk of freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 16 to minus 8 rising to minus 8 to zero this afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 26 March 2017
Today Tonight and Monday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this morning and to 3 to 5 this afternoon. Seas building to 4 to 6 this evening then subsiding to 3 to 4 Monday morning and to 2 to 3 Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 26 March 2017
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 25 March 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice pressure warning in effect. 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 northwestern section. Strong ice pressure developing in the pack ice in the western section this morning and easing Sunday evening. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 25 March 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5700W to 6005N 5755W to 6045N 5715W
then northeastward. 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 except 9
plus tenths of first-year ice including 1 tenth of old ice in the
northwestern section. Strong ice pressure developing in the pack ice
in the western section this morning and easing Sunday evening.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 25 March 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5304W to 4515N 4800W to 4515N 4600W to 4715N 4145W to 5000N
4145W to 5145N 4615W to 5300N 5000W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Mar estimated from Newfoundland
near 4907N 5824W to Quebec near 5015N 6018W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 26 March 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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 25 March 2017

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 AM NDT 26 March 2017 Today Tonight and Monday At 9:30 a.m. NDT today low 998 mb located over central Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Monday dissipating low located south of the
Marine District.

At 9:30 a.m. NDT today low 998 mb located over the East Labrador
Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Monday low 1007 mb located over central Labrador
Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:17 AM NDT 26 March 2017 A low pressure system over the Central Labrador Sea will continue to
move slowly southwards today. A second low over the east will move to
lie over the Central Labrador Sea tonight. These systems will
maintain gale to storm force northwesterlies over most waters into
Monday.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Mid Labrador Coast - north of Hopedale, North Labrador Coast, and
South Labrador Sea - western half. Gale warnings are in effect for
all remaining waters except Lake Melville and South Labrador Sea -
eastern half.

Marine interests are also advised that a freezing spray warning is in
effect for South Labrador Sea.

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