Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 18 January 2017

Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 35 knots diminishing to south 25 Thursday morning and to variable 10 to 15 Thursday evening.

Flurries ending Thursday morning.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending Thursday evening.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 5.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 18 January 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this morning and to 3 to 5 this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 18 January 2017
Friday Wind southwest 15 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots veering to north 25.
Sunday Wind north 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 January 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday 8 tenths of grey-white ice including a trace of old ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme northern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 January 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday

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

8 tenths of grey-white ice including a trace of old ice except 9
plus tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the
extreme northern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 January 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 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 19 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 18 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 18 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 18 January 2017 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. NST today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over the South Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Thursday ridge located on a line north-south over
the East Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight low 991 mb located over northern Quebec.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Thursday weakening low 1006 mb located over
northeastern Quebec.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:44 PM NST 18 January 2017 A low pressure system over Hudson Bay will move to lie over Northern
Quebec this evening. Strong to gale force southerly winds will
develop over northern waters ahead of this low. Winds will diminish
by Thursday morning as the low weakens.

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

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

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