South Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 22 February 2017

Today Tonight and Thursday

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southwest 15 to 20 near noon then veering to west 20 late overnight. Wind increasing to north 30 Thursday morning then diminishing to northeast 15 to 20 Thursday evening.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge occasional freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 6 to minus 1.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 22 February 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 to 4 Thursday morning then subsiding to 2 to 3 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 22 February 2017
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20.
Sunday Wind variable 15 knots increasing to southeast 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 February 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday 2 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice except 7 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western section. 

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Tail of the Bank - 44140 Nickerson Bank - 44251 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Blanc-Sablon Airport Cap Whittle Chevery Natashquan Airport Heath Point Miscou Island Grand Étang Ingonish Beach North Mountain St.Paul Island J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Argentia Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques Rocky Harbour Sagona Island St. Anthony Airport St. John's Int'l Airport St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Twillingate Winterland Wreckhouse Cartwright Airport Mary's Harbour Grates Cove Pool's Island Marticot Island Long Pond Eskasoni (First Nations) Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 February 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4750N 5300W to 4740N 5000W
to 4830N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 5500N 5200W to 5630N 5615W to 5800N
5800W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

2 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice except 7
tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western
section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 21 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4721N 5247W to 4530N 4800W to 4530N 4500W to 4700N 4500W to 5030N
4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5111N 5837W to Newfoundland near 5020N 5726W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 22 February 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 AM NST 22 February 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary trough located on a line
east-west over central Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today low 994 mb located over northern Quebec.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Thursday low 996 mb located over the South
Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:06 AM NST 22 February 2017 Marine interests are advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Labrador Sea.

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