South Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 26 February 2017

Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to south 30 near midnight then increasing to west 35 to 45 late overnight.

Rain or freezing rain and fog banks changing to flurries after midnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in fog banks and in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge moderate at times severe freezing spray beginning Monday morning.

Temperatures minus 1 to plus 3 falling to minus 12 to minus 4 Monday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 26 February 2017
Tonight and Monday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 26 February 2017
Tuesday Wind west 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Thursday Wind east 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 February 2017 Today Tonight and Monday 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 26 February 2017 Today Tonight and Monday

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
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 extreme western and southern sections.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 26 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5301W to 4600N 4730W to 4600N 4600W to 4700N 4545W to 5030N
4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5101N 5857W to Newfoundland near 5010N 5734W.

Iceberg Count

More than 100 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 11:23 PM NST 26 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 11:23 PM NST 26 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 PM NST 26 February 2017 Tonight and Monday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight intensifying low 968 mb located over
Labrador Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Monday low 954 mb located north of Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:21 PM NST 26 February 2017 An intense low pressure system over the Labrador coast will move
north of the district on Monday. Gale to storm force southeasterlies
ahead of the system will shift to strong to gale force westerlies in
its wake. Winds will gradually diminish on Monday as the low moves
away.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
the East Labrador Sea. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining
waters.

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

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