Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NDT 01 April 2015

Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 35 knots except southeast 15 over southern sections. Wind diminishing to east 25 this evening then backing to north 25 Thursday afternoon.

Periods of snow ending Thursday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray over northern sections tonight and Thursday.

Temperatures minus 6 to plus 1.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 01 April 2015

Northwest Labrador Sea - northern half

Tonight and Thursday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening then building to 3 to 4 Thursday afternoon.

Northwest Labrador Sea - southern half

Tonight and Thursday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 to 5 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NDT 01 April 2015
Friday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Saturday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Sunday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 1 April 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice pressure warning in effect. 2 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice except 8 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western section. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice today and continuing Thursday. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 1 April 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5730W to 6000N 5825W to 6000N 5640W
then eastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

2 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice except 8
tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western
section. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice today and continuing
Thursday.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 1 April 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 1 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4636N 5334W to 4430N 4815W to 4430N 4715W to 4700N 4130W to 4930N
4200W to 6000N 5639W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 1 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5115N 5819W to Newfoundland near 5028N 5728W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NDT 01 April 2015

'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 4:00 PM NDT 01 April 2015

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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 01 April 2015

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 4:00 PM NDT 1 April 2015 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. NDT today trough located on a line east-west over
the Northwest Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 p.m. NDT tonight weakening trough located over the Northwest
Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 p.m. NDT today trough located over southeastern Labrador.
By 4:00 p.m. NDT Thursday dissipating trough located over the
South Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 PM NDT 1 April 2015 A trough of low pressure over the Northwest Labrador Sea will slowly
drift northward and weaken tonight. Over northern waters, strong to
gale force easterly winds ahead of the trough will diminish as it
weakens.

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

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

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