Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 10 February 2016

Today Tonight and Thursday

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots becoming east 15 this afternoon then backing to northeast 20 Thursday morning. Wind increasing to north 30 Thursday evening.

A few flurries beginning this afternoon.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water occasional freezing spray beginning Thursday morning.

Temperatures minus 16 to minus 8 rising to minus 10 to minus 2 overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 10 February 2016
Today Tonight and Thursday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 3 to 4 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 10 February 2016
Friday Wind northeast 35 knots.
Saturday Wind northeast 30 knots.
Sunday Wind north 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 9 February 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday 7 tenths of first-year ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western and southern sections. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 9 February 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5800W to 6110N 5730W then northward.
Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

7 tenths of first-year ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice
including a trace of old ice in the western and southern sections.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 9 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4500N 4800W to 4515N 4645W to 4745N 4415W to 4845N
4415W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Feb estimated from Newfoundland
near 5040N 5725W to Quebec near 5120N 5800W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs west of the
iceberg limit.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 10 February 2016

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 AM NST 10 February 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 a.m. NST today trough located from the Gulf of St. Lawrence
to Funk Island Bank.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Thursday departing trough located east of Belle
Isle Bank.

By 4:00 p.m. NST Thursday deepening trough located off the Mid
Labrador Coast.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over the Northwest Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:34 AM NST 10 February 2016 Strong to gale force northwesterlies are forecast to develop along
the Labrador coast late Thursday as a trough begins to develop off
the Mid Labrador Coast.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for the
Mid Labrador Coast.

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

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