Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 14 February 2016

Today Tonight and Monday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind south 15 knots becoming variable 10 to 15 this afternoon then increasing to northwest 25 this evening. Wind increasing to northwest 35 late overnight and to northwest 40 to 50 near noon Monday.

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

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate freezing spray beginning this evening becoming severe near noon Monday.

Temperatures minus 14 to minus 6.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 14 February 2016
Today Tonight and Monday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this afternoon then building to 3 to 5 late overnight. Seas building to 5 to 7 Monday afternoon and to 7 to 9 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 14 February 2016
Tuesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to northeast 25.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 14 February 2016 Today Tonight and Monday 7 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 Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 14 February 2016 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5730W to 6100N 5900W to 6320N 5755W
then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

7 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 14 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 14 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5258W to 4345N 4930W to 4345N 4800W to 4700N 4500W to 4745N
4500W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastward.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 14 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5036N 5931W to Newfoundland near 4943N 5753W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 14 February 2016

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 14 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 9:30 AM NST 14 February 2016 Today Tonight and Monday At 9:30 a.m. NST today low 991 mb located over the North Labrador
Coast.
By 9:30 p.m. NST tonight dissipating trough located over northern
Labrador.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today deepening low 974 mb located over eastern
Belle Isle Bank.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Monday quasi-stationary low 958 mb located east
of Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today dissipating trough located from Ungava Bay
to Davis Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:21 AM NST 14 February 2016 A deepening low pressure system over Eastern Belle Isle Bank will
move northeastward to lie east of the Labrador Sea tonight, where it
will remain nearly stationary for the remainder of the forecast
period. Gale to storm force northwesterlies will develop tonight and
Monday over most waters to the west of this system.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Northwest Labrador Sea and East Labrador Sea. Gale warnings are
in effect for all remaining waters except Lake Melville and the South
Labrador Coast.

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

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