Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 25 February 2017

Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 this evening and to variable 10 to 15 near midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Sunday morning and to southeast 35 to 45 Sunday afternoon.

Flurries ending this evening. Snow beginning Sunday morning with risk of freezing rain Sunday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge freezing spray ending near midnight. Occasional freezing spray beginning Sunday morning.

Temperatures minus 16 to minus 8 rising to minus 6 to zero Sunday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 25 February 2017
Today Tonight and Sunday Outside the ice edge seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 this afternoon and to 2 to 3 late overnight. Seas building to 3 to 5 Sunday afternoon and to 5 to 7 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 25 February 2017
Monday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots becoming northwest 35 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind west 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 25 February 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday 2 tenths of first-year ice except 9 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 25 February 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday

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 9 tenths of first-year ice
including a trace of old ice in the western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 25 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4655N 5300W to 4500N 4730W to 4500N 4615W to 4600N 4500W to 4700N
4445W to 5030N 4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 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 4:00 PM NST 25 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 4:00 PM NST 25 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 PM NST 25 February 2017 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. NST today quasi-stationary trough located south
of Greenland.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Labrador Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Sunday ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over the East Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today intensifying low 988 mb located southeast
of James Bay.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Sunday intensifying low 975 mb located over
western Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 PM NST 25 February 2017 A trough of low pressure south of Greenland will remain nearly
stationary today and begin to weaken on Sunday. Meanwhile, a ridge of
high pressure along the Labrador coast will move out over western
portions of the Labrador Sea this evening. Gale to storm force
northwesterlies over the East Labrador Sea will diminish by Sunday
morning as the ridge moves eastward.

A very intense low pressure system will move over Western Labrador on
Sunday and over the Labrador Sea Sunday night. Gale force
southeasterly winds will spread across all waters on Sunday ahead of
this system.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
the East Labrador Sea. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining
waters.

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

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