South Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 16 January 2017

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Wind west 25 knots diminishing to west 15 to 20 this morning and to variable 10 to 15 this evening. Wind increasing to northwest 25 Tuesday morning.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

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

Temperatures minus 20 to minus 12 rising to minus 12 to minus 5 Tuesday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 16 January 2017
Today Tonight and Tuesday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this evening then building to 2 to 3 Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 16 January 2017
Wednesday Wind south 15 to 20 knots increasing to south 25 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind south 25 knots diminishing to south 15 to 20.
Friday Wind southwest 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 15 January 2017 Today Tonight and Monday 7 tenths of grey-white ice including 1 tenth 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 Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 15 January 2017 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5305W to 4910N 5315W
to 5125N 5455W to 5125N 5325W to 5340N 5120W to 5500N 5245W to 5600N
5550W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

7 tenths of grey-white ice including 1 tenth 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 15 January 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5100N 5600W to 5045N 5000W to 5200N 4900W to 5300N 5100W to 5700N
5500W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5128N 5649W to Newfoundland near 5118N 5640W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 16 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 AM NST 16 January 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. NST today departing trough located west of Greenland.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 1001 mb located over James Bay.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Tuesday low 1003 mb located near the Strait of
Belle Isle.

At 4:00 a.m. NST Tuesday building ridge located over northern
Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:54 AM NST 16 January 2017 Gale force northwesterlies over the northern half of the Northwest
Labrador Sea will diminish to strong this morning as a trough of low
pressure west of Greenland moves away.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for the
Northwest Labrador Sea - northern half.

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

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