Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 02 April 2015

Today Tonight and Friday

Wind northeast 25 knots backing to northwest 20 to 25 overnight then diminishing to northeast 15 Friday evening.

Flurries ending this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray over northern sections today and Friday.

Temperatures minus 7 to plus 1.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 01 April 2015

Northwest Labrador Sea - northern half

Tonight and Thursday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening then building to 3 to 4 Thursday afternoon.

Northwest Labrador Sea - southern half

Tonight and Thursday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 to 5 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 02 April 2015
Saturday Wind southeast 20 knots.
Sunday Wind north 25 knots.
Monday Wind west 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 1 April 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice pressure warning in effect. 2 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice except 8 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western section. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice today and continuing Thursday. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 1 April 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5730W to 6000N 5825W to 6000N 5640W
then eastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

2 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice except 8
tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western
section. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice today and continuing
Thursday.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 1 April 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 1 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4636N 5334W to 4430N 4815W to 4430N 4715W to 4700N 4130W to 4930N
4200W to 6000N 5639W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 1 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5115N 5819W to Newfoundland near 5028N 5728W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 02 April 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 01 April 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 4:00 AM NDT 2 April 2015 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. NDT today low 984 mb located northeast of the Avalon
Peninsula.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Friday low 986 mb located southeast of Labrador
Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NDT today weakening trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Northwest Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 p.m. NDT tonight dissipating trough located over the South
Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NDT today trough located over southeastern Labrador.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Friday trough located over Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 AM NDT 2 April 2015 An area of low pressure east of Newfoundland will track northeastward
today to lie southeast of the Labrador Sea by tonight. Strong to gale
force northeasterly winds will develop this afternoon over eastern
waters north of this feature. Winds will shift to strong
northwesterlies Friday morning as the low moves away from the
district.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for the
East Labrador Sea - southern half.

Marine interests are advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Mid Labrador Coast, North Labrador Coast and Northwest
Labrador Sea.

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