South Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 19 February 2017

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 35 to 45 knots veering to northwest 35 near noon then diminishing to northwest 25 late overnight.

Periods of snow ending late overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Risk of freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 6 to plus 2.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 19 February 2017
Today Tonight and Monday Outside the ice edge seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 this afternoon and to 2 to 3 Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 19 February 2017
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 15 knots.
Thursday Wind southeast 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 February 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice pressure warning in effect. Bergy water except 9 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the northwestern section. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice today and easing Sunday. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 February 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4740N 5000W
to 4830N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 5800N 5800W then northward. Sea ice
north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

Bergy water except 9 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of
old ice in the northwestern section. Strong ice pressure in the pack
ice today and easing Sunday.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4721N 5248W to 4600N 4715W to 4615N 4545W to 5045N 4630W to 5300N
4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5121N 5826W to Newfoundland near 5025N 5723W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 19 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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

South Labrador Sea - western half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 February 2017

Navigators in this marine area should be on the lookout for hazardous ice conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Please refer to the latest ice forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 AM NST 19 February 2017 Today Tonight and Monday At 9:30 a.m. NST today weakening low 976 mb located over the South
Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 p.m. NST tonight weakening low 987 mb located east of the
Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:24 AM NST 19 February 2017 An intense low pressure system over the South Labrador Sea will move
to lie east of the marine district by this evening. Gale to storm
force winds can be expected for most waters today around this low.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
the North Labrador Coast. Gale warnings are in effect for the Mid
Labrador Coast, South Labrador Sea, and Northwest Labrador Sea -
northwestern half.

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

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