Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 20 February 2017

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 knots increasing to northwest 35 this afternoon then diminishing to northwest 25 Tuesday evening.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge moderate at times severe freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 10 to minus 2 falling to minus 16 to minus 8 Tuesday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 20 February 2017
Today Tonight and Tuesday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this morning then building to 3 to 5 this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 20 February 2017
Wednesday Wind variable 15 knots.
Thursday Wind east 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 February 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday 4 tenths of first-year ice except 8 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 20 February 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5800W to 6130N 5900W to 6245N 5745W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

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

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4721N 5248W to 4530N 4715W to 4545N 4500W to 5045N 4630W to 5300N
4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5121N 5826W to Newfoundland near 5025N 5723W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 20 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 09:30 AM NST 20 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 20 February 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
east-west over Labrador.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today trough located north of Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Tuesday trough located northeast of the East
Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:14 AM NST 20 February 2017 A trough of low pressure will approach the Labrador Sea from the
north today then move northeast of the district on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure will remain quasi-stationary over
Labrador. Gale force northwesterlies can be expected over
northwestern waters today into Tuesday between these features.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
North Labrador Coast and Northwest Labrador Sea.

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

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