Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 06 March 2015

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 after midnight and to northwest 15 to 20 Saturday evening.

Flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 18 to minus 10.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 05 March 2015
Tonight and Friday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 06 March 2015
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 5 March 2015 Today Tonight and Friday 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 5 March 2015 Today Tonight and Friday

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 5 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4637N 5307W to 4715N 4700W to 5000N 4545W to 5100N 4545W to 5200N
4645W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 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 04:00 AM NST 06 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 NST 06 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 NST 6 March 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. NST today intensifying trough located on a line
east-west over the South Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 p.m. NST tonight departing trough located east of Belle
Isle Bank.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Quebec.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:39 AM NST 6 March 2015 An intensifying trough of low pressure over the South Labrador Sea
will slowly drift southeastward today then move away to the southeast
tonight. Gale to storm force northwesterlies over most waters around
the trough will start to gradually diminish later today.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Mid Labrador Coast and South Labrador Sea. Gale warnings are in
effect for all remaining waters except Lake Melville.

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

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