South Labrador Sea - southeastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 04 March 2015

Today Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to west 25 this afternoon and to variable 10 to 15 this evening. Wind increasing to northwest 20 Thursday morning and to northwest 35 Thursday afternoon.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water occasional freezing spray ending this evening. Freezing spray beginning Thursday morning.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 4.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 04 March 2015
Today Tonight and Thursday Outside the ice edge seas 7 to 10 metres subsiding to 5 to 7 this morning and to 3 to 5 this evening. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 04 March 2015
Friday Wind northwest 40 to 50 knots.
Saturday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

South Labrador Sea - northern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water except 9 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of multi-year ice in the extreme western section. 

South Labrador Sea - southern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water except 9 tenths of first-year ice in the western section. 

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Ice Forecasts

South Labrador Sea - northern half

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

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

Ice Forecasts

South Labrador Sea - southern half

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

Bergy water except 9 tenths of first-year ice in the western
section.

 

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

26 to 50 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea - southeastern half

Issued 04:00 AM NST 04 March 2015

'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

South Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 04 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 4:00 AM NST 4 March 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 952 mb located east of Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NST today departing low 957 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over the South Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 a.m. NST today dissipating trough located on a line
east-west over the South Labrador Sea.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Thursday trough located on a line east-west over
central Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 AM NST 4 March 2015 An intense low pressure system east of the Labrador Sea will continue
to track northeastward to lie southeast of Greenland by this
afternoon. Additionally, a trough of low pressure over the South
Labrador will dissipate later this morning. Strong to gale force
northwesterlies over most waters will ease today and tonight behind
these features.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
South Labrador Coast, Mid Labrador Coast and the Labrador Sea.

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

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