Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 05 December 2016

Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind north 25 knots increasing to north 35 near noon Tuesday.

Flurries. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 8 to minus 3.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 05 December 2016
Tonight and Tuesday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 05 December 2016
Wednesday Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Friday Wind northeast 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

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

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 5 December 2016 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 6025N 6230W 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 5 December 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 6 Dec estimated from Newfoundland near
5110N 5544W to 5145N 5159W to 5500N 5159W to 6000N 5959W to 6100N
5359W to 5700N 4959W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 6 Dec estimated from Quebec near
5106N 5848W to 5027N 5832W to Newfoundland near 5028N 5724W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Issued 9:30 PM NST 05 December 2016

'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 - northwestern half

Issued 9:30 PM NST 05 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 9:30 PM NST 5 December 2016 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight low 965 mb located northeast of Belle
Isle Bank.
By 9:30 p.m. NST Tuesday low 961 mb located northeast of Belle
Isle Bank.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight quasi-stationary ridge located over Quebec.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:16 PM NST 5 December 2016 An intense low pressure system northeast of Belle Isle Bank will
continue its slow approach towards the district tonight. Gale force
northwesterlies over southern and eastern waters will spread across
the remainder of the Labrador Sea by Tuesday afternoon.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Lake Melville.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Lake Melville, all of the Labrador coast and the Northwest
Labrador Sea - northwestern half.

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