Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 24 March 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday

Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 15 to 20 near noon then increasing to south 30 early this evening. Wind veering to west 25 late overnight then backing to southwest 15 to 20 Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to variable 10 to 15 Saturday afternoon.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending Saturday afternoon.

Temperatures minus 14 to minus 6 rising to minus 4 overnight then falling to minus 16 to minus 8 Saturday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 23 March 2017
Tonight and Friday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 24 March 2017
Sunday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to north 35 to 45 in the morning.
Monday Wind north 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 23 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday 7 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice including 1 tenth of old ice in the northwestern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 23 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5700W to 6030N 5830W to 6130N 5715W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

7 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice except 9
plus tenths of first-year ice including 1 tenth of old ice in the
northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 23 March 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5304W to 4515N 4800W to 4515N 4600W to 4715N 4200W to 4915N
4200W to 5230N 4600W to 5300N 5000W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Mar estimated from Newfoundland
near 4925N 5802W to Quebec near 5032N 5954W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 24 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 AM NDT 24 March 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. NDT today low 979 mb located east of Belle Isle Bank.
By 9:30 a.m. NDT today departing low 982 mb located east of the
Marine District.

At 4:00 a.m. NDT today ridge located over western Labrador.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Saturday ridge located east of Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NDT today low 999 mb located over northern Quebec.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Saturday low 990 mb located near Ungava Bay.

At 4:00 a.m. NDT today trough from 999 mb low located over Quebec.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Saturday trough from 990 mb low located over
Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 AM NDT 24 March 2017 Gale force northwesterlies associated with a low pressure system
southeast of the district will diminish today.

A trough of low pressure will sweep across the Labrador Sea tonight
ahead of another low pressure system approaching from Northern
Quebec. Strong to gale force westerlies are expected with the passage
of the trough. Gale to storm force northwesterlies will develop over
the North Labrador Coast late on Friday behind the low as it tracks
into the Northwest Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
the North Labrador Coast - north of Saglek. Gale warnings are in
effect for all remaining waters except Lake Melville and the
Northwest Labrador Sea.

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

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