South Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 21 January 2017

Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to northeast 30 this evening and to northwest 35 late overnight.

Flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning this evening.

Temperatures minus 5 to plus 2 falling to minus 12 to minus 4 overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 21 January 2017
Tonight and Sunday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 this evening and to 4 to 6 Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 21 January 2017
Monday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 45 to 55 knots diminishing to northwest 35 to 45.
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 January 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday 5 tenths of grey-white ice including 2 tenths of first-year ice except 9 tenths of grey-white ice including a trace of old ice in the northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 January 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4810N 5255W to 5115N 5205W
to 5135N 5005W to 5520N 5150W to 5615N 5605W to 5800N 5700W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

5 tenths of grey-white ice including 2 tenths of first-year ice
except 9 tenths of grey-white ice including a trace of old ice in
the northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 21 January 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5040N 5615W to 4945N 5100W to 4945N 4830W to 5200N 4830W to 5300N
4930W to 5700N 5300W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Jan estimated from Quebec near
5125N 5735W to Newfoundland near 5100N 5700W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 21 January 2017

'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 4:00 PM NST 21 January 2017

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 21 January 2017 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. NST today dissipating trough located on a line
east-west over the South Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today low 969 mb located over the eastern Grand
Banks.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Sunday low 970 mb located southeast of the Marine
District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 PM NST 21 January 2017 A low pressure system over the Eastern Grand Banks will track
northwards and east of the district on Sunday. Meanwhile, a region of
high pressure will build southeastwards over Labrador. Winds will
increase to gale force northerlies between these two features tonight
and Sunday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Lake Melville.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all regions with open water.

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