Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 27 February 2017

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind west 45 to 55 knots diminishing to southwest 35 to 45 this afternoon and to southwest 25 this evening. Wind veering to west 25 Tuesday morning then increasing to northwest 35 near noon Tuesday.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge severe freezing spray becoming moderate this evening.

Temperatures minus 9 to minus 3 falling to minus 11 this morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 27 February 2017
Today Tonight and Tuesday Outside the ice edge seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 27 February 2017
Wednesday Wind west 25 knots.
Thursday Wind northeast 25 knots.
Friday Wind northeast 35 to 45 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)

Storm warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 27 February 2017

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 27 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 AM NST 27 February 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 964 mb located over the
Northwest Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NST today quasi-stationary low 954 mb located north
of Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 AM NST 27 February 2017 An intense low pressure system over the Northwest Labrador Sea will
move north of the district today. Gale to storm force southeasterlies
ahead of the system will shift to gale to storm force westerlies in
its wake. Winds will gradually diminish today as the low moves away
and weakens.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
North Labrador Coast - north of Saglek, Northwest Labrador Sea, and
East 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 the Labrador Sea.

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