South Labrador Coast - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 03 March 2015

Tonight and Wednesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 55 knots diminishing to northwest 35 to 45 near midnight then backing to west 25 to 35 late overnight. Wind diminishing to west 15 to 20 Wednesday morning then backing to south 10 to 15 Wednesday evening.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water severe freezing spray becoming moderate Wednesday morning and ending Wednesday evening.

Temperatures minus 10 to minus 5 falling to minus 20 to minus 15 Wednesday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 03 March 2015
Tonight and Wednesday Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 03 March 2015
Thursday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind southwest 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 plus tenths of first-year ice. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice easing Wednesday morning. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4710N 5250W to 4735N 4700W
to 5110N 4805W to 5505N 5215W to 5645N 5600W to 5800N 5715W then
northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

9 plus tenths of first-year ice. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice
easing Wednesday morning.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 3 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4638N 5308W to 4645N 4615W to 5000N 4600W to 5200N 4645W to 6000N
5753W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.

Iceberg Count

10 to 25 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

South Labrador Coast

Issued 9:30 PM NST 03 March 2015

'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

South Labrador Coast

Issued 9:30 PM NST 03 March 2015

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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

South Labrador Coast - northern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 03 March 2015

Navigators in this marine area should be on the lookout for hazardous ice conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Please refer to the latest ice forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM NST 3 March 2015 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight low 952 mb located northeast of Belle
Isle Bank.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Wednesday departing low 952 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over the South Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Wednesday dissipating trough located on a line
east-west over the South Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:21 PM NST 3 March 2015 An intense low pressure system just northeast of Belle Isle Bank will
continue to track northeastward to lie southeast of Greenland by
Wednesday afternoon. Gale to storm force north to northwesterlies are
forecast over southern waters tonight.

A trough of low pressure over the Northwest Labrador Sea will slowly
drift southward into the South Labrador Sea tonight and Wednesday.
Strong to gale force northwesterlies are forecast west of this trough
and will ease Wednesday as the trough weakens.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the South Labrador Coast, Mid Labrador Coast, South Labrador Sea -
southeastern half and East Labrador Sea - southeastern half.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters except Lake
Melville and the Northwest Labrador Sea - northeastern half.

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

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