South Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 24 February 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 knots increasing to northwest 35 late overnight then diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 Saturday afternoon. Wind diminishing to variable 10 to 15 Saturday evening.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge freezing spray ending Saturday evening.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 4.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 24 February 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this afternoon and to 5 to 7 Saturday morning. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 24 February 2017
Sunday Wind variable 15 knots increasing to southeast 35 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southwest 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 February 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water except 9 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western and southern sections. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 February 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4750N 5300W to 4740N 5000W
to 4830N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 5500N 5200W to 5630N 5615W to 5800N
5800W 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 western and southern sections.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 24 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4655N 5300W to 4500N 4730W to 4500N 4615W to 4600N 4500W to 4700N
4445W to 5030N 4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5101N 5857W to Newfoundland near 5010N 5734W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 24 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 09:30 AM NST 24 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 24 February 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 a.m. NST today intensifying trough located over southeastern
Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday quasi-stationary trough located south
of Greenland.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over Labrador Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:21 AM NST 24 February 2017 A trough of low pressure over the Southeastern Labrador Sea will
intensify as it tracks eastward today to lie south of Greenland by
this evening. Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure along the Labrador
coast will remain quasi-stationary as it strengthens. As a result,
gale force northwesterlies will spread throughout the Labrador Sea
today and tonight.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
North Labrador Coast - north of Saglek and the Labrador Sea.

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

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