Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 28 February 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 15 to 20 knots veering to northwest 25 this morning then increasing to northwest 40 near noon. Wind diminishing to northwest 30 overnight and to northwest 20 near noon Wednesday.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge moderate at times severe freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 14 to minus 6.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 27 February 2017
Tonight and Tuesday Outside the ice edge seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 this evening and to 2 to 3 Tuesday morning. Seas building to 4 to 6 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 28 February 2017
Thursday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots increasing to north 25 late in the day.
Friday Wind north 25 to 35 knots increasing to northeast 45 to 55.
Saturday Wind northeast 45 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 27 February 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday 4 tenths of first-year ice except 9 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western and northern sections. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 27 February 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5800W to 6200N 5830W to 6400N 5530W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

4 tenths of first-year ice except 9 tenths of first-year ice
including a trace of old ice in the western and northern sections.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 27 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5301W to 4545N 4730W to 4545N 4600W to 4700N 4545W to 5030N
4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5046N 5900W to Newfoundland near 5000N 5741W.

Iceberg Count

More than 100 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 28 February 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 28 February 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 NST 28 February 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. NST today weakening low 980 mb located north of
Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NST today trough located north of the Northwest
Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today trough located on a line east-west over
the East Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday departing trough located southeast of
Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Quebec.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday ridge located over southeastern Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 AM NST 28 February 2017 A low pressure system will remain quasi-stationary north of the
Labrador Sea and gradually weaken into a trough by this afternoon.
Meanwhile, a trough of low pressure over the East Labrador Sea will
move southeastward and out of the district by this evening.

A ridge of high pressure will approach the district today. Winds will
increase to strong to gale force northwesterlies over most waters
today between the troughs and approaching ridge.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
South Labrador Coast, Mid Labrador Coast - Hopedale and south, North
Labrador Coast - north of Saglek, South Labrador Sea, and Northwest
Labrador Sea.

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

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