South Labrador Sea - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 27 February 2015

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 25 knots increasing to west 35 late overnight.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 8 to minus 4 falling to minus 16 to minus 8 this afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 27 February 2015
Today Tonight and Saturday Outside the ice edge seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 near noon then building to 4 to 6 late overnight. Seas building to 6 to 8 near noon Saturday then subsiding to 3 to 4 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 27 February 2015
Sunday Wind west 25 knots.
Monday Wind southwest 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to north 25 to 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 February 2015 Today Tonight and Friday Bergy water except 9 tenths of first-year ice in the southwestern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 February 2015 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4735N 5240W to 4720N 4950W
to 4835N 4730W to 5145N 4825W to 5515N 5230W to 5625N 5625W 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 southwestern
section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 26 February 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5253W to 4700N 5030W to 4800N 4730W to 5000N 4700W to 5145N
4700W to 6000N 5745W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb 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

Issued 09:30 AM NST 27 February 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 09:30 AM NST 27 February 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 AM NST 27 February 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 a.m. NST today departing low 966 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today low 1000 mb located over the Northwest
Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday low 996 mb located over the South
Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:28 AM NST 27 February 2015 A low pressure system southeast of Greenland sea will continue away
from the marine district this morning. Strong to gale force
northwesterlies over easternmost waters will diminish later this
morning.

A second low tracking through the Labrador Sea will move east of the
district on Saturday. Strong to gale force westerlies will spread
over southern waters on Saturday behind this system.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
South Labrador Sea and the East Labrador Sea - southern half.

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

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