South Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 19 January 2017

Today Tonight and Friday

Wind south 25 knots except variable 10 to 15 over southern sections this morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 this afternoon then veering to northwest 15 to 20 Friday morning.

Flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water occasional freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 10 to minus 3.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 18 January 2017
Tonight and Thursday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 19 January 2017
Saturday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots veering to north 25 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind north 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday 5 tenths of grey-white ice including 1 tenth of first-year ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the northwestern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5305W to 5000N 5315W
to 5240N 5025W to 5535N 5155W to 5615N 5605W to 5800N 5730W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

5 tenths of grey-white ice including 1 tenth of first-year ice
except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice
in the northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 January 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5100N 5600W to 5030N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 5300N 5000W to 5700N
5500W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5128N 5649W to Newfoundland near 5118N 5640W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 19 January 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 4:00 AM NST 19 January 2017 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over the South Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 p.m. NST tonight ridge located east of Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 996 mb located over northern Quebec.
By 4:00 p.m. NST today dissipating low 1007 mb located over the
Northwest Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 AM NST 19 January 2017 A low pressure system over Northern Quebec will move to lie over the
Northwest Labrador Sea this afternoon and weaken. Strong to gale
force southerly winds over northern waters will diminish this morning
as the low weakens.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is continued for the
Northwest Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all open waters except the East Labrador Sea.

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