South Labrador Sea - southeastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 11 February 2016

Today Tonight and Friday

Wind northeast 15 knots diminishing to light near noon then increasing to southwest 15 to 20 late overnight.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning Friday afternoon.

Temperatures minus 2 to plus 2 falling to minus 12 to minus 4 Friday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 10 February 2016
Tonight and Thursday Outside the ice edge seas 3 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 11 February 2016
Saturday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots.
Sunday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.

Ice Forecast

South Labrador Sea - eastern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 10 February 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday Bergy water except 4 tenths of first-year ice in the extreme southwestern section. 

South Labrador Sea - western half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 10 February 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday 6 tenths of first-year ice. 

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Ice Forecasts

South Labrador Sea - eastern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 10 February 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4840N 5010W
to 5145N 5010W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5800W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 4 tenths of first-year ice in the extreme
southwestern section.

Ice Forecasts

South Labrador Sea - western half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 10 February 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4840N 5010W
to 5145N 5010W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5800W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

6 tenths of first-year ice.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 10 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 10 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4445N 4845W to 4445N 4715W to 4745N 4400W to 4845N
4400W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5730W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 10 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5046N 5900W to Newfoundland near 5003N 5742W.

Iceberg Count

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

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Sea - southeastern half

Issued 04:00 AM NST 11 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 4:00 AM NST 11 February 2016 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. NST today intensifying trough located on a line
east-west over Belle Isle Bank.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Friday low 980 mb located over the South Labrador
Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line north-south over
the North Labrador Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. NST today dissipating ridge located on a line
north-south over Baffin Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 AM NST 11 February 2016 A trough of low pressure tracking northward from the Belle Isle Bank
is expected to intensify into a low pressure system over the South
Labrador Sea tonight. Strong to gale force winds are expected to
develop around the low tonight and Friday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Lake Melville, South Labrador Coast and South Labrador
Sea - southeastern half.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all open waters except the South Labrador Coast and the
East Labrador Sea.

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