Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 04 March 2015

Today Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 30 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 this afternoon and to northwest 10 to 15 this evening. Wind increasing to northwest 20 Thursday afternoon except northwest 35 over southern sections.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending this evening. Freezing spray beginning Thursday afternoon.

Temperatures minus 14 to minus 6.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 04 March 2015
Today Tonight and Thursday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 04 March 2015
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 4 March 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday 6 tenths of first-year ice except 9 plus 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 EST 4 March 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5700W to 6000N 5800W to 6245N 5740W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

6 tenths of first-year ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice
including a trace of old ice in the northern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 4 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4638N 5308W to 4715N 4700W to 5000N 4600W to 5100N 4600W to 5200N
4645W to 6000N 5730W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 04 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 09:30 AM NST 04 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 9:30 AM NST 4 March 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 a.m. NST today low 956 mb located south of Greenland.
By 4:00 p.m. NST today departing low 957 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today dissipating trough located on a line
east-west over the South Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NST Thursday trough located on a line east-west over
central Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:16 AM NST 4 March 2015 An intense low pressure system south of Greenland will continue to
track away from the marine district today. Additionally, a trough of
low pressure over the South Labrador Sea will dissipate this morning.
Strong to gale force northwesterlies over most waters will ease today
and tonight behind these features.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
The Labrador Sea.

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

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