Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 24 February 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 knots increasing to northwest 35 this afternoon then diminishing to northwest 20 Saturday afternoon.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 14 to minus 6.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 23 February 2017
Tonight and Friday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this evening and to 3 to 4 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 24 February 2017
Sunday Wind variable 15 knots increasing to southeast 40 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southeast 25.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 23 February 2017 Today Tonight and Friday 2 tenths of first-year ice except 8 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 23 February 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5800W to 6100N 5915W to 6230N 5735W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

2 tenths of first-year ice except 8 tenths of first-year ice
including a trace of old ice in the western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 23 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4705N 5258W to 4500N 4730W to 4500N 4615W to 4600N 4500W to 4700N
4500W to 5030N 4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 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

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 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

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 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 4:00 AM NST 24 February 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. NST today intensifying trough located over central
Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday quasi-stationary trough located south
of Greenland.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over Labrador Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:55 AM NST 24 February 2017 A trough of low pressure over the Central Labrador Sea will intensify
as it tracks eastward tonight to lie south of Greenland by this
evening. Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure along the Labrador coast
will remain quasistationary as it builds and strengthens. As a
result, gale force northwesterlies will spread throughout the
Labrador Sea.

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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