Northwest Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 12 December 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to west 25 near midnight except west 10 to 15 over southern sections. Wind diminishing to variable 10 to 15 Wednesday afternoon except east 25 over southern sections Wednesday late in the day.

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

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray today. Freezing spray over northern sections overnight and Wednesday.

Temperatures minus 8 to minus 2.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 11 December 2017
Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 4 to 6 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 12 December 2017
Thursday Wind east 25 knots increasing to east 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southeast 25 knots diminishing to northwest 20.
Saturday Wind northwest 20 knots increasing to northwest 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 11 December 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday Bergy water except 4 tenths of grey ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 11 December 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 6045N 6250W to 6055N 6205W to 6045N 5950W to
6330N 5755W then northeastwards. Sea ice northwest of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 4 tenths of grey ice in the extreme northwestern
section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 11 December 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 12 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5225N 5540W to 5000N 5230W to 5330N 4800W to 5500N 4800W to
6000N 5900W to 6100N 5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 12 December 2017

'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

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 12 December 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 12 December 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. NST today intensifying trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday departing trough located east of the
Marine District.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over western Labrador.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday ridge located over Labrador Coast.

By 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday approaching low 984 mb located over
New England.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 AM NST 12 December 2017 A trough of low pressure over the Labrador Sea will track southeast
across the district this morning before moving out to sea later
today. Gale to storm force southwesterlies ahead of the trough will
shift to gale force northwesterlies in its wake and then diminish
tonight as a ridge of high pressure approaches.

An intensifying low pressure system will approach Labrador from the
south on Wednesday. Strong to gale force easterlies will develop over
most waters late Wednesday ahead of this low.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
South Labrador Sea - southeast half. Gale warnings are in effect for
all remaining waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except East Labrador Sea.

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