Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 12 February 2016

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots.

A few flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 10 to minus 2.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 12 February 2016
Tonight and Saturday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening then building to 3 to 5 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 12 February 2016
Sunday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.
Tuesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 12 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday 8 tenths of first-year ice except 9 plus 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 12 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 57300W to 6110N 5730W then northward.
Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

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

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 12 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 12 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4415N 4915W to 4415N 4715W to 4700N 4500W to 4745N
4515W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 12 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5041N 5918W to Newfoundland near 4952N 5749W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs west of the
iceberg limit.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Issued 9:30 PM NST 12 February 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 9:30 PM NST 12 February 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 9:30 PM NST 12 February 2016 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight quasi-stationary low 984 mb located over
the Northwest Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight quasi-stationary trough from 984 mb low
located on a line east-west over the East Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:16 PM NST 12 February 2016 A low pressure system over the Northwest Labrador Sea will remain
quasi - stationary for the remainder of the forecast period. Strong
to gale force easterlies are expected north of the low while gale to
storm force northwesterlies are forecast west of the low.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for Mid
Labrador Coast - north of Hopedale, North Labrador Coast, South
Labrador Sea - northwestern half, the Northwest Labrador Sea -
northwestern half and the East Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all open waters except the East Labrador Sea.

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