South Labrador Sea - southeastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 02 March 2015

Tonight and Tuesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind south 15 knots increasing to northeast 25 late overnight and to northeast 35 to 45 Tuesday morning. Wind increasing to north 50 Tuesday afternoon.

Flurries changing to periods of snow near noon Tuesday. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water occasional freezing spray beginning overnight.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 6 rising to minus 5 to zero Tuesday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 02 March 2015
Tonight and Tuesday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this evening then building to 4 to 6 Tuesday afternoon. Seas building to 7 to 10 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 02 March 2015
Wednesday Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to southwest 20 late in the day.
Thursday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots backing to northwest 25 to 35.
Friday Wind northwest 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

South Labrador Sea - northern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 2 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday 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 2 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday Bergy water except 9 tenths of first-year ice in the extreme southwestern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

South Labrador Sea - northern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 2 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4735N 5240W to 4710N 4645W
to 5110N 4805W to 5450N 5200W to 5550N 5505W to 5800N 5730W 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 2 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4735N 5240W to 4710N 4645W
to 5110N 4805W to 5450N 5200W to 5550N 5505W to 5800N 5730W then
northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

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

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 2 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4638N 5308W to 4615N 4759W to 4643N 4616W to 4959N 4600W to 5200N
4647W to 5959N 5753W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 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 - southeastern half

Issued 9:30 PM NST 02 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 - southeastern half

Issued 9:30 PM NST 02 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 PM NST 2 March 2015 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight deepening low 984 mb located south of
Newfoundland.
By 9:30 p.m. NST Tuesday low 950 mb located southeast of the East
Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight departing ridge located east of Labrador
Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NST Tuesday intensifying trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Northwest Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 p.m. NST Tuesday trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:23 PM NST 2 March 2015 A rapidly intensifying low pressure system will track northeastward
across Newfoundland to the Belle Isle Bank tonight and then southeast
of the Labrador Sea on Tuesday. Gale to storm force northerlies and
northeasterlies will develop north of this feature tonight into
Tuesday over southern waters.

A trough of low pressure will also develop over the Northwest
Labrador Sea tonight and then strengthen Tuesday while remaining
quasi-stationary. Strong to gale force northwesterlies will develop
west of this trough on Tuesday.

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 the North Labrador Coast, South
Labrador Sea - northwestern half, Northwest Labrador Sea -
southwestern half 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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