Northwest Labrador Sea - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NDT 24 May 2016

Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 25 this evening and to northwest 35 near midnight. Wind diminishing to west 30 late overnight.

A few flurries and a few showers ending near midnight. Visibility as low as 1 mile in precipitation.

Temperatures near zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 24 May 2016
Tonight and Wednesday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this evening and to 3 to 4 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NDT 24 May 2016
Thursday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 15 knots.
Saturday Wind light.

Ice Forecast

Northwest Labrador Sea - eastern half

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 24 May 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water. 

Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 24 May 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water except 5 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Northwest Labrador Sea - eastern half

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 24 May 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5830W to 6030N 5855W to 6105N 6030W to
6120N 5920W to 6310N 5750W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

Ice Forecasts

Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 24 May 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5830W to 6030N 5855W to 6105N 6030W to
6120N 5920W to 6310N 5750W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 5 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of
old ice in the western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 24 May 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 May estimated from Newfoundland near
4650N 5259W to 4300N 4930W to 4400N 4515W to 4600N 3915W to 4715N
3915W to 5130N 4400W to 5300N 4715W to 5600N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 May estimated from Quebec near
5046N 5919W to Newfoundland near 4946N 5748W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM NDT 24 May 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM NDT 24 May 2016 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. NDT today low 997 mb located over the North Labrador
Coast.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Wednesday low 998 mb located northeast of the
East Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 p.m. NDT today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over northern Quebec.
By 9:30 a.m. NDT Wednesday trough located southeast of the Marine
District.

By 4:00 a.m. NDT Wednesday approaching ridge located over northern
Quebec.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 PM NDT 24 May 2016 A low pressure system over the North Labrador Coast will track across
the northern part of the marine district tonight. Strong to gale
force northwesterlies will develop behind this low, and will diminish
on Wednesday as the low dissipates over the coast of Greenland.

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

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