Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 05 February 2016

Tonight and Saturday

Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 10 to minus 2 falling to minus 14 to minus 6 overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 05 February 2016
Tonight and Saturday Outside the ice edge seas 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 05 February 2016
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 5 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday 6 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 5 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5730W to 5900N 5800W to 6200N 5830W to
6300N 5745W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

6 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 5 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4530N 4800W to 4530N 4700W to 4630N 4600W to 4830N
4500W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5830W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5117N 5816W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5720W.

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 05 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 5 February 2016 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. NST today ridge located over Quebec.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday quasi-stationary ridge located over
western Labrador.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today deepening low 1002 mb located southeast of
Cape Cod.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Saturday deepening low 962 mb located northeast
of Funk Island Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 PM NST 5 February 2016 A low pressure system off the us Eastern Seaboard is expected to
steadily deepen as it tracks northeastward to lie northeast of the
Funk Island Bank as an intense storm by Saturday afternoon.
Northwesterly winds will increase to gale force Saturday afternoon or
evening over southeastern waters as the low approaches.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
South Labrador Coast, the South Labrador Sea - southeastern half and
the East Labrador Sea.

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

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