Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 28 March 2015

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 20 knots diminishing to variable 15 near noon then increasing to southwest 20 this evening except variable 15 over northern sections. Wind increasing to northwest 25 Sunday morning and to northwest 35 Sunday afternoon.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending near noon. Freezing spray beginning this evening.

Temperatures minus 13 to minus 6.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 28 March 2015
Today Tonight and Sunday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 Sunday morning and to 3 to 5 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 28 March 2015
Monday Wind northwest 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southeast 20 to 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind east 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 27 March 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday 7 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 27 March 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5800W to 5905N 5810W to 6035N 5710W
then southeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

7 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 27 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4636N 5335W to 4445N 4800W to 4445N 4700W to 4700N 4215W to 5015N
4300W to 6000N 5715W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5759W to Newfoundland near 5042N 5724W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 28 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 28 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 28 March 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. NDT today low 994 mb located over western Hudson
Strait.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Sunday low 990 mb located over the Northwest
Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Labrador.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Sunday ridge located on a line east-west over
Belle Isle Bank.

At 4:00 a.m. NDT today trough located over the South Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 a.m. NDT today departing trough located southeast of the
Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 AM NDT 28 March 2015 An area of low pressure over western portions of the Hudson Strait
will move eastward today to lie over the Northwest Labrador Sea
tonight. As this low intensifies over the Northwest Labrador Sea
Sunday strong to gale force northwesterlies will develop over the
Labrador Sea.

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

Marine interests are advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all open waters except the East Labrador Sea.

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