Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 26 February 2017

Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots becoming northwest 45 late overnight then backing to southwest 35 Monday afternoon. Wind diminishing to southwest 25 Monday evening.

Snow changing to snow or rain this evening then to flurries Monday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge occasional freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 6 to zero falling to minus 12 Monday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 26 February 2017
Tonight and Monday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 this evening then subsiding to 3 to 5 Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 26 February 2017
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind west 25 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 26 February 2017 Today Tonight and Monday 3 tenths of first-year ice except 9 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western and northern sections. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 26 February 2017 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5800W to 6100N 5915W to 6230N 5735W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

3 tenths of first-year ice except 9 tenths of first-year ice
including a trace of old ice in the western and northern sections.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 26 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5301W to 4600N 4730W to 4600N 4600W to 4700N 4545W to 5030N
4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5101N 5857W to Newfoundland near 5010N 5734W.

Iceberg Count

More than 100 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 26 February 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 26 February 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 26 February 2017 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. NST today departing ridge located east of Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today intensifying low 976 mb located over
western Labrador.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Monday low 954 mb located north of Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:40 PM NST 26 February 2017 An intense low pressure system over Western Labrador will cross the
Labrador Sea tonight then move north of the district on Monday.
Gale to storm force southeasterlies ahead of the system will shift to
strong to gale force westerlies in its wake. Winds will gradually
diminish on Monday as the low moves away.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
the East Labrador Sea. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining
waters.

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

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