Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 27 February 2017

Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 knots veering to west 20 near midnight then to northwest 25 Tuesday morning. Wind increasing to northwest 40 near noon Tuesday.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge freezing spray.

Temperatures near minus 11.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 27 February 2017
Tonight and Tuesday Outside the ice edge seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 this evening and to 2 to 3 Tuesday morning. Seas building to 4 to 6 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 27 February 2017
Wednesday Wind west 25 knots.
Thursday Wind northeast 25 knots.
Friday Wind northeast 35 to 45 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 27 February 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday 4 tenths of first-year ice except 9 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western and northern sections. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 27 February 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5800W to 6200N 5830W to 6400N 5530W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

4 tenths of first-year ice except 9 tenths of first-year ice
including a trace of old ice in the western and northern sections.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 27 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5301W to 4545N 4730W to 4545N 4600W to 4700N 4545W to 5030N
4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5046N 5900W to Newfoundland near 5000N 5741W.

Iceberg Count

More than 100 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 27 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 9:30 PM NST 27 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 27 February 2017 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight weakening low 970 mb located north of
Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Tuesday trough located north of the Northwest
Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 a.m. NST Tuesday ridge located over Quebec.
By 9:30 p.m. NST Tuesday ridge located over western Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:11 PM NST 27 February 2017 A low pressure system will remain quasi-stationary north of the
Labrador Sea and gradually weaken into a trough by Tuesday afternoon.
Strong to gale force westerly winds will gradually diminish tonight
as the low weakens. A ridge will approach the district on Tuesday.
Winds will increase to strong to gale force northwesterlies over most
waters on Tuesday between the trough and approaching ridge.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
South Labrador Coast, Mid Labrador Coast - Hopedale and south, 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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