Northwest Labrador Sea - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 30 March 2015

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 20 knots veering to north 10 to 15 this morning then to east 10 to 15 this evening. Wind increasing to east 20 to 25 overnight and to east 35 near noon Tuesday except south 10 to 15 over southern sections Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray this morning. Freezing spray over northern sections Tuesday.

Temperatures minus 13 to minus 6 rising to minus 6 to zero Tuesday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 30 March 2015
Today Tonight and Tuesday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this morning then building to 3 to 4 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 30 March 2015
Wednesday Wind east 25 to 35 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to east 35.
Friday Wind north 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 29 March 2015 Today Tonight and Monday Bergy water except 7 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the northern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 29 March 2015 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5730W to 5900N 5700W to 6000N 5640W
then southeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 7 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of
old ice in the northern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 29 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4636N 5334W to 4430N 4830W to 4430N 4730W to 4645N 4145W to 4945N
4215W to 6000N 5715W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5115N 5819W to Newfoundland near 5028N 5728W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 30 March 2015

'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 04:00 AM NDT 30 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM NDT 30 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. NDT today low 982 mb located south of Greenland.
By 9:30 a.m. NDT today departing low 979 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 4:00 a.m. NDT today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over the North Labrador Coast.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Tuesday departing ridge located north of the
Marine District.

By 4:00 a.m. NDT Tuesday trough located on a line east-west over
central Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:44 AM NDT 30 March 2015 A low pressure system south of Greenland will continue to move away
from the marine district this morning. Strong to gale force
northwesterlies over the East Labrador Sea in the wake of this
feature will diminish this morning.

Meanwhile, a trough of low pressure will develop over the Central
Labrador Sea Tuesday morning and will slowly track northward to lie
over the Northwest Labrador Sea Tuesday evening. Over northern
waters, strong to gale force easterly winds will develop Tuesday
morning ahead of the trough.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
North Labrador Coast, Northwest Labrador Sea and East Labrador Sea -
southern half.

Marine interests are advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the South Labrador Coast, Mid Labrador Coast - Hopedale
and south, North Labrador Coast, South Labrador Sea - southern half,
the Northwest Labrador Sea and the East Labrador Sea - northern half.

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