South Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NDT 23 April 2017

Tonight and Monday

Wind west 20 knots backing to south 25 late overnight then veering to west 30 Monday afternoon.

Periods of snow or rain ending late overnight. Flurries beginning Monday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Occasional freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 5 to plus 2.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 23 April 2017
Tonight and Monday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NDT 23 April 2017
Tuesday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots veering to west 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 25.
Thursday Wind north 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 23 April 2017 Today Tonight and Monday Bergy water except 9 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme western section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 23 April 2017 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4655N 5335W to 4640N 5345W
to 4625N 5320W to 4640N 5240W to 4920N 5145W to 5015N 5300W to 5200N
5050W to 5505N 5250W to 5700N 5700W to 5800N 5700W then
northeastward. 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 section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 23 April 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4740N 5720W to 4400N 5700W to 4045N 5200W to 4045N 4645W to 4800N
4215W to 5115N 4400W to 5300N 4945W to 5600N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Apr estimated from Newfoundland
near 4736N 5909W to Anticosti Island near 5022N 6323W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NDT 23 April 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 NDT 23 April 2017 Tonight and Monday At 9:30 p.m. NDT tonight intensifying low 995 mb located over the
southeastern Northwest Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 a.m. NDT Monday departing low 990 mb located over the
northern Northwest Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 a.m. NDT Monday trough located over eastern Labrador.
By 4:00 p.m. NDT Monday intensifying low 992 mb located over
Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:20 PM NDT 23 April 2017 A low pressure system over the South Labrador Sea will continue to
move northwards tonight. Gale force southeasterlies over extreme
eastern waters will diminish Monday morning.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for
East Labrador Sea. Marine interests are also advised that a freezing
spray warning is in effect for South Labrador Sea.

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