Northwest Labrador Sea - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 13 February 2016

Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 20 to 25 early Sunday morning and to variable 10 to 15 Sunday afternoon. Wind increasing to northwest 15 to 20 Sunday evening.

Snow ending Sunday morning. Flurries beginning Sunday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending Sunday afternoon. Freezing spray beginning Sunday evening.

Temperatures minus 10 to minus 2 falling to minus 14 to minus 6 Sunday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 13 February 2016
Today Tonight and Sunday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this afternoon then subsiding to 2 to 3 near noon Sunday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 13 February 2016
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots increasing to northwest 35 to 45 in the morning.
Tuesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind southeast 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Northwest Labrador Sea - southeastern half

Issued 1:55 PM EST 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday Bergy water except 8 tenths of first-year ice in the southwestern section. 

Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Issued 1:55 PM EST 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday 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

Northwest Labrador Sea - southeastern half

Issued 1:55 PM EST 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4805N 4950W
to 5325N 5040W to 5520N 5240W to 5630N 5545W to 5800N 5830W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 8 tenths of first-year ice in the southwestern
section.

Ice Forecasts

Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Issued 1:55 PM EST 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4805N 4950W
to 5325N 5040W to 5520N 5240W to 5630N 5545W to 5800N 5830W 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 13 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5259W to 4400N 4915W to 4400N 4745W to 4700N 4500W to 4745N
4515W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastward.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5036N 5931W to Newfoundland near 4943N 5753W.

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 - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM NST 13 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 - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM NST 13 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.

Warnings (Ended)

Gale warning ended

Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Issued 4:00 PM NST 13 February 2016

Freezing spray warning ended

Northwest Labrador Sea - southeastern half

Issued 4:00 PM NST 13 February 2016

Freezing spray warning ended

Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Issued 4:00 PM NST 13 February 2016
Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM NST 13 February 2016 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. NST today low 990 mb located near the North Labrador
Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Sunday low 990 mb located near Ungava Bay.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today low 986 mb located south of Newfoundland.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Sunday intensifying low 966 mb located east of
Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today trough from 990 mb low located on a line
east-west over Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Sunday trough from 990 mb low located from Ungava
Bay to Davis Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 PM NST 13 February 2016 A low pressure system located near the North Labrador Coast will
slowly drift westward throughout the forecast period. A trough of low
pressure currently extending eastward from this low will shift
northwestward to lie northwest of the Labrador Sea by Sunday morning.
Strong to gale force easterlies are expected north of the low and
trough while strong to gale force southwesterlies are forecast south
of the low and trough.

In addition, a second low pressure system will pass southeast of the
East Labrador Sea late in the day on Sunday. Strong to gale force
northerlies will develop late on Sunday over the East Labrador Sea
north of this system.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
Northwest Labrador Sea - northern 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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