South Labrador Sea - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 05 March 2015

Tonight and Friday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 knots except northwest 35 over western sections late this afternoon and this evening and northwest 50 over western sections overnight and Friday morning. Wind becoming northwest 30 to 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 PM NST 05 March 2015
Tonight and Friday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 this evening and to 4 to 6 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM 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 in the 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 in the western
section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 5 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4637N 5307W to 4715N 4700W to 5000N 4545W to 5100N 4545W to 5200N
4645W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 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 4:00 PM 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 4:00 PM 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 4:00 PM NST 5 March 2015 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. NST today intensifying trough located on a line
east-west over central Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Friday trough located on a line east-west over
the South Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today low 960 mb located south of Greenland.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Friday low 940 mb located east of Greenland.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today approaching ridge located over Quebec.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:06 PM NST 5 March 2015 An intensifying 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 later today and tonight 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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