Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 23 March 2017

Today Tonight and Friday

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

Flurries ending Friday morning. Flurries beginning Friday evening. 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 22 March 2017
Tonight and Thursday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM 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 22 March 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday 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 22 March 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday

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 22 March 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5305W to 4515N 4700W to 4715N 4200W to 4900N 4215W to 5200N
4545W to 5300N 5000W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 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 04:00 AM 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 AM NDT 23 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. NDT today departing low 984 mb located north of the
East Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NDT today low 992 mb located south of Newfoundland.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Friday low 975 mb located east of Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:44 AM NDT 23 March 2017 A low pressure system north of the East Labrador Sea will weaken as
it moves north of the district this morning. Strong to gale force
westerlies over the East Labrador Sea will diminish this morning as
the low departs.

A second low will approach the district from the south today. Strong
to gale force northwesterlies will develop over most waters ahead of
the low this afternoon.

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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