Northwest Labrador Sea - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 16 January 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming west 25 this morning then veering to northwest 25 near midnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 Wednesday evening.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending Wednesday evening.

Temperatures minus 20 to minus 12.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 16 January 2018
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 near noon and to 1 to 2 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 16 January 2018
Thursday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to south 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots backing to northwest 35.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 15 January 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday Bergy water except 3 tenths grey-white ice including 1 tenth first-year ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 15 January 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5815W to 5905N 5800W to 6025N 5910W to
6305N 5745W then northeastwards. Sea ice northwest of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 3 tenths grey-white ice including 1 tenth
first-year ice in the extreme northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 15 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 16 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5400N 5718W to 5430N 5300W to 5700N 5500W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 16 January 2018

'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 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary high located over western
Labrador.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary trough located over the
coast of Greenland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:29 AM NST 16 January 2018 Strong to gale force northwesterly winds will gradually diminish
today as a quasistationary trough of low pressure over the coast of
Greenland slowly weakens.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Northwest Labrador Sea and East Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all open waters.

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