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Northwest Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 09 March 2021

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots except west 25 over northern sections. Wind increasing to west 30 near midnight. Wind west 30 Wednesday.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray over northwestern sections today and tonight. Freezing spray Wednesday.

Temperatures minus 10 to minus 2 falling to minus 16 to minus 8 Wednesday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 09 March 2021
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 09 March 2021
Thursday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.
Saturday Wind northeast 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 8 March 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday Bergy water except 6 tenths first-year ice in the extreme western section. 8 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 8 March 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from near 5803N 5825W to 6130N 6015W to 6321N
5756W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 6 tenths first-year ice in the extreme western
section. 8 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the
extreme northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:52 PM EST 8 March 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4919N 5344W to 5100N 4945W to 5500N 5130W to 6010N 5700W to 6020N
5550W to 6035N 5325W to 5715N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Mar estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5135N 5644W to Newfoundland near 5121N 5633W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 09 March 2021

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 9 March 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over central Labrador.
By 4:00 p.m. NST today weakening ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Strait of Belle Isle.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today intensifying trough located over the
Northwest Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday trough located over the South Labrador
Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:44 AM NST 9 March 2021 Marine interests are advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for North Labrador Coast and the Labrador Sea.

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