Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 07 December 2016

Tonight and Thursday

Wind northwest 25 knots veering to north 15 to 20 late overnight.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 8 to zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 07 December 2016
Tonight and Thursday Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 07 December 2016
Friday Wind northeast 20 knots increasing to north 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind north 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 7 December 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday Bergy water except 5 tenths of new ice including 2 tenths of grey ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 7 December 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 6010N 6220W to 6340N 5755W then
northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 5 tenths of new ice including 2 tenths of grey
ice in the extreme northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 7 December 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Dec estimated from Newfoundland near
5038N 5610W to 5145N 5200W to 5500N 5200W to 6000N 6000W to 6100N
5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Dec estimated from Quebec near
5030N 5932W to 4945N 5855W to Newfoundland near 4945N 5750W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 07 December 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 7 December 2016 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. NST today weakening low 972 mb located east of Belle
Isle Bank.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Thursday departing low 983 mb located east of
Belle Isle Bank.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today ridge located over western Labrador.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Thursday ridge located from Labrador Coast to
the Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:38 PM NST 7 December 2016 An intense low pressure system east of Belle Isle Bank will move very
slowly eastward and weaken over the next couple of days. Strong to
gale force northwesterlies over most waters will gradually diminish
as the low weakens.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
South Labrador Coast, and South Labrador Sea.

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

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