South Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 17 January 2017

Tonight and Wednesday

Wind northeast 25 knots diminishing to variable 15 to 20 near midnight except southwest 25 over northern sections Wednesday.

Flurries ending Wednesday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 5 rising to minus 10 to minus 3 Wednesday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 17 January 2017
Tonight and Wednesday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 late overnight then building to 2 to 3 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 17 January 2017
Thursday Wind south 25 knots diminishing to south 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southwest 15 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday 5 tenths of grey-white ice including 1 tenth of first-year ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5305W to 5000N 5315W
to 5300N 5045W to 5500N 5230W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice
west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

5 tenths of grey-white ice including 1 tenth of first-year ice
except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice
in the northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 January 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5100N 5600W to 5030N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 5300N 5000W to 5700N
5500W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 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 9:30 PM NST 17 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 9:30 PM NST 17 January 2017 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over the North Labrador Coast.
By 9:30 p.m. NST Wednesday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over the South Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 p.m. NST Wednesday approaching low located over northern
Quebec.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:20 PM NST 17 January 2017 A low pressure system over Hudson Bay will move to lie over Northern
Quebec Wednesday evening. Strong to gale force southerly winds will
develop over northern waters ahead of this low.

Marine interests are advised the gale warnings are in effect for
North Labrador Coast and Northwest Labrador Sea.

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

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