South Labrador Sea - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NDT 26 April 2017

Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 knots increasing to northwest 35 late overnight then diminishing to west 20 Thursday afternoon.

Periods of snow ending Thursday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge occasional freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 7 to plus 1.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 26 April 2017
Tonight and Thursday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NDT 26 April 2017
Friday Wind variable 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 20 late in the day.
Saturday Wind south 25 knots veering to west 20.
Sunday Wind northwest 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 26 April 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday 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 26 April 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4715N 5245W to 4700N 5205W
to 4730N 5145W to 5015N 5205W to 5230N 4930W to 5800N 5630W then
northeastward. 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 26 April 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4740N 5720W to 4400N 5700W to 4015N 5145W to 4030N 4645W to 4745N
4215W to 5115N 4400W to 5300N 4945W to 5600N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5021N 6239W to Anticosti Island near 4914N 6156W then from Anticosti
Island near 5910N 6225W to Newfoundland near 4737N 5914W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea - eastern half

Issued 9:30 PM NDT 26 April 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 - eastern half

Issued 9:30 PM NDT 26 April 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 NDT 26 April 2017 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. NDT tonight low 992 mb located north of the East
Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 a.m. NDT Thursday quasi-stationary low 987 mb located
southeast of Greenland.

At 9:30 p.m. NDT tonight trough located over southeastern Labrador.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Thursday departing trough located over Belle
Isle Bank.

At 9:30 p.m. NDT tonight ridge located over northern Quebec.
By 9:30 p.m. NDT Thursday ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:26 PM NDT 26 April 2017 A quasi-stationary low pressure system north of the district will
gradually strengthen tonight. Meanwhile, a trough of low pressure
over Southeastern Labrador will move southeastward to lie southeast
of the district Thursday morning. Strong to gale force west to
northwesterlies are expected with these systems.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
North Labrador Coast and the Labrador Sea except for the South
Labrador Sea - western half.

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

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