Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 08 December 2016

Today Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind north 15 to 20 knots diminishing to north 10 to 15 this afternoon then increasing to north 15 to 20 late overnight. Wind increasing to north 25 near noon Friday and to north 35 Friday evening.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending this afternoon. Freezing spray beginning overnight.

Temperatures minus 10 to minus 2.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 08 December 2016
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this afternoon then building to 3 to 5 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 08 December 2016
Saturday Wind north 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 7 December 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday Bergy water except 5 tenths of new ice including 2 tenths of grey ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 7 December 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 6010N 6220W to 6340N 5755W then
northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 5 tenths of new ice including 2 tenths of grey
ice in the extreme northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 7 December 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Dec estimated from Newfoundland near
5038N 5610W to 5145N 5200W to 5500N 5200W to 6000N 6000W to 6100N
5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Dec estimated from Quebec near
5030N 5932W to 4945N 5855W to Newfoundland near 4945N 5750W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Issued 04:00 AM NST 08 December 2016

'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 - northwestern half

Issued 04:00 AM NST 08 December 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 4:00 AM NST 8 December 2016 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. NST today departing low 980 mb located east of Belle
Isle Bank.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today low 995 mb located over the East Labrador
Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Friday low 991 mb located over the Northwest
Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over western Labrador.
By 4:00 p.m. NST today ridge located from Labrador Coast to the
Grand Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 AM NST 8 December 2016 A low pressure system is expected to develop over the East Labrador
Sea later today and slowly drift into the Northwest Labrador Sea by
Friday afternoon. Gale force northerlies will develop northwest of
the lows track late on Friday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
North Labrador Coast and Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the South Labrador Coast, Mid Labrador Coast - Hopedale
and south, North Labrador Coast and the Northwest Labrador Sea -
northwestern half.

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