Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 20 February 2017

Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 near noon Tuesday.

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 15 to minus 7.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 20 February 2017
Tonight and Tuesday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 this evening then subsiding to 2 to 3 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 20 February 2017
Wednesday Wind variable 15 knots.
Thursday Wind east 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 February 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday 4 tenths of first-year ice except 8 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 20 February 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5800W to 6130N 5900W to 6245N 5745W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

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

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4721N 5248W to 4530N 4715W to 4545N 4500W to 5045N 4630W to 5300N
4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5121N 5826W to Newfoundland near 5025N 5723W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 20 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 9:30 PM NST 20 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 9:30 PM NST 20 February 2017 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight trough located north of Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Tuesday quasi-stationary trough located northeast
of the East Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight ridge located on a line east-west over
Labrador.
By 9:30 p.m. NST Tuesday ridge located over Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:11 PM NST 20 February 2017 A trough of low pressure will approach the Labrador Sea from the
north tonight and Tuesday. Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure will
stall over Labrador tonight then drift southeastward on Tuesday.
Gale force northwesterlies can be expected over northwestern waters
tonight into Tuesday between these features.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
North Labrador Coast and Northwest Labrador Sea.

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

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