South Labrador Sea - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 17 January 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Wind variable 15 to 20 knots except north 30 over northern sections. Wind becoming northeast 25 this evening then diminishing to variable 15 to 20 near midnight except southwest 25 over northern sections Wednesday.

Flurries ending Wednesday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 15 to minus 7 rising to minus 10 to minus 3 near midnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 17 January 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this morning then subsiding to 1 to 2 late overnight. Seas building to 2 to 3 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 17 January 2017
Thursday Wind south 25 knots diminishing to south 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southwest 15 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water except 3 tenths of first-year ice in the extreme southwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5305W to 5000N 5315W
to 5300N 5045W to 5500N 5230W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice
west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 3 tenths of first-year ice in the extreme
southwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 January 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5100N 5600W to 5030N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 5300N 5000W to 5700N
5500W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5128N 5649W to Newfoundland near 5118N 5640W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 17 January 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 NST 17 January 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 a.m. NST today low 1004 mb located over Newfoundland.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday low 1003 mb located over the southeastern
Grand Banks.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today building ridge located over northern
Labrador.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:13 AM NST 17 January 2017 Marine interests are advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all open waters.

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