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Northwest Labrador Sea

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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 01 March 2021

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 25 to 35 knots backing to southeast 35 to 45 this afternoon then diminishing to southeast 25 Tuesday morning.

Flurries becoming showers or flurries Tuesday evening.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray today. Freezing spray over western sections this evening.

Temperatures minus 14 to minus 6 rising to zero near midnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 01 March 2021
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 early this evening and to 3 to 5 near midnight. Seas subsiding to 3 near noon Tuesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 01 March 2021
Wednesday Wind east 25 to 35 knots increasing to east 40 to 50 late in the day.
Thursday Wind east 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southeast 25 to 35.
Friday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 28 February 2021 Today Tonight and Monday Bergy water except 8 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 28 February 2021 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from near 5803N 5740W to 6041N 5845W to 6220N
5729W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

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

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 28 February 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 1 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4914N 5332W to 5100N 4930W to 5500N 5130W to 6010N 5700W to 6020N
5550W to 5710N 5050W to 5540N 4550W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 1 Mar estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5147N 5642W to Newfoundland near 5118N 5618W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 01 March 2021

'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 09:30 AM NST 01 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 9:30 AM NST 1 March 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 a.m. NST today low 985 mb located over central Quebec.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Tuesday weakening trough located on a line
north-south over the Torngat Mountains.

By 9:30 a.m. NST Tuesday approaching trough located over
southwestern Newfoundland.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Mid Labrador Coast.
By 9:30 p.m. NST tonight dissipating ridge located on a line
north-south over the East Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:19 AM NST 1 March 2021 A low pressure system will track northeastwards across Northern
Quebec today before weakening into a trough over the Torngat
mountains tonight. Gale force southeasterlies are expected over
northwestern waters ahead of this low today. The gale force
southeasterlies will diminish as the trough weakens further on
Tuesday.

Meanwhile, a trough of low pressure will approach the marine district
from the southwest on Tuesday. Strong to gale force east to
southeasterly winds will spread across most waters on Tuesday ahead
of this trough.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters.

Marine interests are also advised that a freezing spray warning is in
effect for Northwest Labrador Sea.

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