East Labrador Sea - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 31 March 2015

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Wind northeast 20 knots increasing to east 30 near noon then diminishing to east 20 Wednesday morning.

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

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending this evening.

Temperatures minus 10 to minus 5 rising to minus 5 to zero this evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 31 March 2015
Today Tonight and Wednesday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this afternoon and to 3 to 5 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 31 March 2015
Thursday Wind east 20 knots increasing to east 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind east 25 to 35 knots becoming north 25.
Saturday Wind southwest 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 30 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday Special ice warning in effect. Bergy water except 4 tenths of first-year ice in the northwestern section. Unusual presence of sea ice. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 30 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Avalon Peninsula near 4745N 5240W to 4705N
4525W to 4845N 4455W to 5000N 4735W to 5145N 4835W to 5450N 5225W to
5630N 5555W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice north and west of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Special ice warning in effect.

Bergy water except 4 tenths of first-year ice in the northwestern
section. Unusual presence of sea ice.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 30 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 30 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4636N 5334W to 4430N 4815W to 4430N 4715W to 4700N 4130W to 4930N
4215W to 6000N 5715W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 30 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5115N 5819W to Newfoundland near 5028N 5728W.

Iceberg Count

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

East Labrador Sea - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 31 March 2015

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.

Special ice warning in effect

East Labrador Sea

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 30 March 2015

Navigators in this marine area should be on the lookout for hazardous ice conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Please refer to the latest ice forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM NDT 31 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. NDT today departing ridge located north of the Marine
District.

At 4:00 a.m. NDT today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over the South Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 p.m. NDT tonight trough located on a line east-west over
the Northwest Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 AM NDT 31 March 2015 A trough of low pressure over the South Labrador Sea will gradually
strengthen this morning then slowly track northward to lie north of
the marine district by Wednesday evening. Over northern waters,
strong to gale force easterly winds will develop this morning ahead
of the trough.

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 North Labrador Coast, Northwest Labrador Sea, and East
Labrador Sea - northern half.

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