Northwest Labrador Sea - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 01 March 2017

Tonight and Thursday

Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots.

Flurries. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 14 to minus 6.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 01 March 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this afternoon and to 1 to 2 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 01 March 2017
Friday Wind north 25 to 35 knots increasing to north 50 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind north 45 knots.
Sunday Wind north 45 knots diminishing to north 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 1 March 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday Bergy water except 9 tenths of first-year ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 1 March 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5730W to 6100N 5900W to 6230N 5730W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 9 tenths of first-year ice in the extreme
northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 1 March 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 1 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5307W to 4515N 4715W to 4515N 4545W to 4700N 4515W to 5030N
4530W to 5300N 4915W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 1 Mar estimated from Newfoundland
near 4945N 5750W to Quebec near 5042N 5925W.

Iceberg Count

More than 100 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 01 March 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 1 March 2017 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. NST today ridge located over Belle Isle Bank.
By 9:30 p.m. NST tonight departing ridge located east of Labrador
Sea.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today trough located over the Mid Labrador Coast.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Thursday weakening low 996 mb located over the
South Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:03 PM NST 1 March 2017 A trough of low pressure over the Mid Labrador Coast will intensify
as it moves over the South Labrador Sea tonight. Strong to gale force
northerlies will develop over most waters with this feature.

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

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Labrador Sea.

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