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Northwest Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NDT 07 April 2020

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 35 knots except northeast 25 over northern sections late this afternoon and tonight. Wind northeast 35 Wednesday.

Flurries becoming showers or flurries this evening.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray over northwestern sections late this afternoon.

Temperatures minus 8 to zero rising to plus 1 this evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 07 April 2020
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Outside the ice edge seas 2 metres building to 3 to 5 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NDT 07 April 2020
Thursday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind east 25 knots diminishing to variable 15 to 20.
Saturday Wind east 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 7 April 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice pressure warning in effect. Bergy water except 9 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the northwestern section and the extreme western section. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice in the northwestern section easing this afternoon. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 7 April 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5845W to 6055N 5940W to 6250N 5740W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

Bergy water except 9 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old
ice in the northwestern section and the extreme western section.
Strong ice pressure in the pack ice in the northwestern section
easing this afternoon.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:30 PM EDT 7 April 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 7 Apr estimated from Newfoundland near
4737N 5626W to 4525N 5610W to 4420N 5045W to 4450N 4630W to 4720N
4400W to 4900N 4345W to 5330N 4800W to 5830N 5430W to 5630N 4800W
then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 7 Apr estimated from Quebec near
5017N 6028W to Newfoundland near 4918N 5810W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NDT 07 April 2020

'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 4:00 PM NDT 07 April 2020

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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 07 April 2020

Navigators in this marine area should be on the lookout for hazardous ice conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Please refer to the latest ice forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM NDT 7 April 2020 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. NDT today low 991 mb located 60 miles northeast
of Cartwright.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Wednesday low 995 mb located south of Lake
Melville.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 PM NDT 7 April 2020 A low pressure system northeast of Cartwright will move westward to
lie over the Mid Labrador Coast tonight and then southwestward across
Lake Melville on Wednesday. Gale force northeasterly to northwesterly
winds to the north of this system will persist through Wednesday.

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

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for South Labrador Coast, Mid Labrador Coast, and Northwest
Labrador Sea.

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