Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 10 February 2016

Tonight and Thursday

Wind east 15 knots backing to northeast 20 Thursday morning then increasing to north 30 Thursday evening.

A few flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water occasional freezing spray beginning Thursday morning.

Temperatures minus 16 to minus 8 rising to minus 10 to minus 2 Thursday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 10 February 2016
Tonight and Thursday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 10 February 2016
Friday Wind northeast 35 knots.
Saturday Wind northeast 30 knots.
Sunday Wind north 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 10 February 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday 8 tenths of first-year ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 10 February 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5800W to 6110N 5730W then northward.
Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

8 tenths of first-year ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice
including a trace of old ice in the western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 10 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 10 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4445N 4845W to 4445N 4715W to 4745N 4400W to 4845N
4400W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5730W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 10 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5046N 5900W to Newfoundland near 5003N 5742W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs west of the
iceberg limit.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 10 February 2016

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 PM NST 10 February 2016 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. NST today departing low 970 mb located east of Funk
Island Bank.

By 4:00 p.m. NST Thursday deepening trough located off the Mid
Labrador Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today ridge located on a line north-south over
the Northwest Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Thursday ridge located on a line north-south over
Hudson Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:53 PM NST 10 February 2016 Strong to gale force northwesterlies are forecast to develop along
the Labrador coast late Thursday as a trough begins to develop off
the Mid Labrador Coast.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for the
Mid Labrador Coast.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all open waters.

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