South Labrador Sea - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 24 March 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25 near noon then increasing to southwest 35 this evening. Wind diminishing to west 30 Saturday morning.

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 15 to minus 7 Saturday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 24 March 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday Outside the ice edge seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 this afternoon and to 2 to 3 this evening. Seas building to 3 to 4 after midnight then subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 24 March 2017
Sunday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 35 to 45 in the morning then diminishing to variable 15 to 20 late in the day.
Monday Wind north 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind north 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 24 March 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water except 2 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme southwestern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 24 March 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4715N 4735W
to 4745N 4615W to 5500N 5200W to 5545N 5500W to 5800N 5700W then
northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 2 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of
old ice in the extreme southwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 23 March 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5304W to 4515N 4800W to 4515N 4600W to 4715N 4200W to 4915N
4200W to 5230N 4600W to 5300N 5000W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Mar estimated from Newfoundland
near 4925N 5802W to Quebec near 5032N 5954W.

Iceberg Count

More than 100 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 24 March 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

South Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 24 March 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 AM NDT 24 March 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 a.m. NDT today low 979 mb located south of Greenland.
By 4:00 p.m. NDT today departing low 974 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 9:30 a.m. NDT today low 994 mb located over northern Quebec.
By 9:30 a.m. NDT Saturday low 990 mb located over the Northwest
Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 a.m. NDT today trough from 994 mb low located over Quebec.
By 9:30 a.m. NDT Saturday trough from 990 mb low located over
Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 a.m. NDT today ridge located over central Labrador.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Saturday departing ridge located east of Labrador
Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:23 AM NDT 24 March 2017 Strong to gale force northwesterlies associated with a departing low
pressure system south of Greenland will diminish today.

A trough of low pressure will sweep across the Labrador Sea tonight
ahead of another low pressure system approaching from Northern
Quebec. Strong to gale force westerlies are expected with the passage
of the trough. Gale to storm force northwesterlies will develop over
the North Labrador Coast late on Friday behind the low as it tracks
into the Northwest Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
the North Labrador Coast - north of Saglek. Gale warnings are in
effect for all remaining waters except Lake Melville and the
Northwest Labrador Sea.

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

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