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Northwest Labrador Sea

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 29 March 2020

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to west 25 near noon and to variable 10 to 15 this evening. Wind increasing to south 25 late overnight then veering to west 20 near noon Monday.

Flurries ending this evening.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray over western sections today and early this evening. Freezing spray over western sections late overnight and Monday.

Temperatures minus 10 to minus 2.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NDT 28 March 2020
Tonight and Sunday. Outside the ice edge seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 near noon Sunday and to 2 to 3 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 29 March 2020
Tuesday Wind north 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind north 25 knots.
Thursday Wind northeast 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 28 March 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday Bergy water except 9 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 EDT 28 March 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5730W to 6045N 5830W to 6230N 5735W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 9 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old
ice in the western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 3:08 PM EDT 28 March 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4638N 5335W to 4600N 5130W to 4525N 4620W to 4700N 4420W to 4900N
4420W to 5100N 4550W to 5330N 4800W to 5835N 5525W to 6100N 5300W to
5800N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5017N 6037W to Newfoundland near 4852N 5826W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 29 March 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 04:00 AM NDT 29 March 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM NDT 29 March 2020 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. NDT today trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NDT today trough located east of the Marine District.

At 4:00 a.m. NDT today ridge located over western Labrador.
By 4:00 p.m. NDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Mid Labrador Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 AM NDT 29 March 2020 A trough of low pressure over the Labrador Sea will move east of the
district today. Strong to gale force southeasterlies ahead of the
trough shift to northwesterlies in its wake. Winds will diminish
later today as the trough moves away.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
Labrador Sea.

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

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