Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 06 December 2016

Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 20 to 25 late overnight.

Flurries. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 8 to minus 3.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 06 December 2016
Tonight and Wednesday Seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 06 December 2016
Thursday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Friday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind north 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 6 December 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water except 5 tenths of new ice including 2 tenths of grey ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 6 December 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 6025N 6230W to 6340N 5755W then
northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 5 tenths of new ice including 2 tenths of grey
ice in the extreme northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 6 December 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 7 Dec estimated from Newfoundland near
5100N 5551W to 5145N 5200W to 5500N 5200W to 6000N 6000W to 6100N
5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 7 Dec estimated from Quebec near
5047N 5900W to 5015N 5835W to Newfoundland near 5023N 5726W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Issued 4:00 PM NST 06 December 2016

'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 - northwestern half

Issued 4:00 PM NST 06 December 2016

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 6 December 2016 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. NST today quasi-stationary low 959 mb located northeast
of Belle Isle Bank.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today quasi-stationary ridge located over Quebec.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 PM NST 6 December 2016 An intense low pressure system northeast of Belle Isle Bank will
remain nearly stationary tonight then slowly move eastward on
Wednesday. Gale force northwesterlies over all waters except Lake
Melville are expected to slowly diminish Wednesday night.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Lake Melville.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Lake Melville, the Labrador coast and the Northwest
Labrador Sea - northwestern half.

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