Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 22 January 2017

Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.

Flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate at times severe freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 13 to minus 5.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 22 January 2017
Tonight and Monday Outside the ice edge seas 5 to 7 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 22 January 2017
Tuesday Wind northwest 40 to 50 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to light.
Thursday Wind east 15 to 20 knots backing to northeast 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 22 January 2017 Today Tonight and Monday 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 22 January 2017 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5700W to 6035N 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 22 January 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5040N 5615W to 4930N 5100W to 4945N 4830W to 5200N 4830W to 5300N
4930W to 5700N 5300W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Jan estimated from Quebec near
5125N 5735W to Newfoundland near 5100N 5700W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 22 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 9:30 PM NST 22 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 9:30 PM NST 22 January 2017 Tonight and Monday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight low 969 mb located south of Greenland.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Monday low 967 mb located southeast of Greenland.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight building ridge located over western
Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:20 PM NST 22 January 2017 An intense low pressure system south of Greenland will continue
northeastward to lie southeast of Greenland by Monday morning.
Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure will build over Labrador.
Gale force northwesterlies between these two features will persist
tonight and Monday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Lake Melville.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all regions with any open water.

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