Northwest Labrador Sea - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 17 January 2017

Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 20 knots diminishing to light this evening then increasing to south 20 late overnight. Wind increasing to south 35 Wednesday afternoon.

Flurries ending late overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending this evening. Freezing spray beginning overnight.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 5 rising to minus 4 Wednesday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 17 January 2017
Tonight and Wednesday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 Wednesday morning and to 3 to 5 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 17 January 2017
Thursday Wind south 25 knots diminishing to south 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southwest 15 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 January 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water except 4 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 January 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5730W to 6030N 5805W to 6240N 5740W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 4 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of
old ice in the extreme northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 January 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5100N 5600W to 5030N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 5300N 5000W to 5700N
5500W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5128N 5649W to Newfoundland near 5118N 5640W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 17 January 2017

'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 4:00 PM NST 17 January 2017

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 17 January 2017 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. NST today building ridge located over northern
Labrador.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Wednesday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today approaching low located over Hudson Bay.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:44 PM NST 17 January 2017 A ridge of high pressure over Northern Labrador will move to lie over
the Labrador Sea by Wednesday afternoon. Strong to gale force north
to northwesterly winds ahead of the high diminish light to moderate
in it vicinity.

A low pressure system over Hudson Bay will move to lie over Northern
Quebec on Wednesday. Strong to gale force southerly winds will
develop over northern waters ahead of this low.

Marine interests are advised the gale warnings are in effect for
North Labrador Coast and Northwest Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all open waters.

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