South Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 28 February 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to west 25 late overnight and to variable 10 to 15 near noon Wednesday. Wind increasing to northwest 15 to 20 Wednesday evening.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending near noon Wednesday. Freezing spray beginning Wednesday evening.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 4.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 28 February 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 4 metres building to 4 to 6 this afternoon then subsiding to 3 to 4 Wednesday morning. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 28 February 2017
Thursday Wind northeast 20 knots increasing to northeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northeast 35 knots increasing to north 50.
Saturday Wind north 45 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 February 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water except 9 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme western and southern sections. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 February 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4730N 5235W to 4725N 5100W
to 4830N 4900W to 5045N 4830W to 5515N 5200W to 5630N 5615W to 5800N
5730W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 9 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of
old ice in the extreme western and southern sections.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 28 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5307W to 4530N 4715W to 4530N 4530W to 4700N 4530W to 5030N
4530W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Feb estimated from Newfoundland
near 4945N 5750W to Quebec near 5042N 5925W.

Iceberg Count

More than 100 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 12:06 PM NST 28 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

South Labrador Sea

Issued 12:06 PM NST 28 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 AM NST 28 February 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 a.m. NST today trough located north of the Northwest
Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Wednesday weakening trough located over the East
Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today trough located on a line east-west over
the East Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday departing trough located southeast of
Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today ridge located west of Labrador.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Wednesday ridge located east of Labrador Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:23 AM NST 28 February 2017 A trough of low pressure north of the Northwest Labrador Sea will
track southeast over the course of the day. Meanwhile, another trough
of low pressure over the East Labrador Sea will move southeastward
and out of the district by this evening.

A ridge of high pressure will approach the district today. Winds will
increase to strong to gale force northwesterlies over most waters
today between the troughs and the approaching ridge.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
South Labrador Coast, Mid Labrador Coast - Hopedale and south, North
Labrador Coast - north of Saglek, South Labrador Sea, and Northwest
Labrador Sea.

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

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