Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 21 February 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 15 late overnight then increasing to northeast 20 Wednesday afternoon.

Flurries. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge freezing spray ending overnight. Freezing spray beginning Wednesday afternoon.

Temperatures minus 15 to minus 7.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 21 February 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 21 February 2017
Thursday Wind northeast 25 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 21 February 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday 5 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 Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 21 February 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5800W to 6200N 5830W to 6400N 5600W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

5 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 21 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4721N 5247W to 4530N 4800W to 4530N 4500W to 4700N 4500W to 5030N
4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5111N 5837W to Newfoundland near 5020N 5726W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 21 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 AM NST 21 February 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 a.m. NST today trough located north of Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Wednesday trough located on a line east-west over
central Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today ridge located over Labrador.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Wednesday ridge located over Newfoundland.

By 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday approaching low 996 mb located over
northern Quebec.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:21 AM NST 21 February 2017 Marine interests are advised that gale warnings have ended.

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

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