South Labrador Sea - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 05 March 2015

Today Tonight and Friday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 20 knots except northwest 35 over western sections. Wind becoming northwest 25 near midnight except northwest 50 over western sections. Wind becoming northwest 40 near noon Friday.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate at times severe freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 4.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 05 March 2015
Today Tonight and Friday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this morning then building to 3 to 4 this evening. Seas building to 4 to 6 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 05 March 2015
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming west 25 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind west 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35.
Monday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 5 March 2015 Today Tonight and Friday Bergy water except 9 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of multi-year ice in the extreme western section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 5 March 2015 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4710N 5250W to 4700N 4620W
to 5155N 4810W to 5645N 5600W to 5800N 5700W then northward. Sea ice
north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 9 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of
multi-year ice in the extreme western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 4 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4638N 5308W to 4715N 4700W to 5000N 4600W to 5100N 4600W to 5200N
4645W to 6000N 5730W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.

Iceberg Count

26 to 50 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 05 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 Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 05 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 AM NST 5 March 2015 Today Tonight and Friday At 9:30 a.m. NST today trough located on a line east-west over
central Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Friday intensifying trough located on a line
east-west over the South Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary low 965 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:28 AM NST 5 March 2015 A trough of low pressure over the Central Labrador Sea will slowly
drift southeastward across the South Labrador Sea through the
forecast period. Gale to storm force northwesterlies will develop
over most waters today as this trough intensifies.

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

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

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