Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 11 February 2016

Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 15 to 20 knots backing to north 25 early this evening then increasing to north 35 near midnight. Wind veering to northeast 40 near noon Friday.

Periods of snow. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 16 to minus 8 rising to minus 10 to minus 2 Friday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 11 February 2016
Tonight and Friday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 11 February 2016
Saturday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind northeast 35 knots diminishing to variable 15.
Monday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 11 February 2016 Today Tonight and Friday 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 Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 11 February 2016 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5800W 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 11 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 11 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4430N 4915W to 4430N 4715W to 4715N 4515W to 4800N
4515W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5730W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 11 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5046N 5900W to Newfoundland near 5003N 5742W.

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 4:00 PM NST 11 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 4:00 PM NST 11 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 4:00 PM NST 11 February 2016 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. NST today intensifying trough located on a line
east-west over the South Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Friday low 979 mb located over the Northwest
Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today dissipating ridge located on a line
north-south over Baffin Bay.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 PM NST 11 February 2016 A trough of low pressure over the South Labrador Sea is expected to
intensify into a low pressure system tonight. Strong to gale force
easterlies are expected north of the low while gale to storm force
northwesterlies are expected west of the low tonight and Friday.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
the North Labrador Coast. Gale warnings are in effect for all
remaining waters except Lake Melville, South Labrador Coast and South
Labrador Sea - southeastern half.

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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