Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 22 January 2018

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 45 knots with gusts to 55 except northeast 20 over northeastern sections. Wind becoming northwest 35 to 45 near midnight then diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 Tuesday afternoon.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge severe freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 4 falling to minus 20 to minus 12 Tuesday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 22 January 2018
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 22 January 2018
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to light in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 21 January 2018 Today Tonight and Monday Bergy water except 9 plus tenths grey-white ice including 3 tenths first-year ice in the extreme western section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 21 January 2018 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5750W to 6135N 6020W to 6245N 5735W
then northeastwards. Sea ice northwest of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 9 plus tenths grey-white ice including 3 tenths
first-year ice in the extreme western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 21 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5320N 5550W to 5325N 5130W to 5500N 5130W to 5700N 5300W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Issued 04:00 AM NST 22 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 - western half

Issued 04:00 AM NST 22 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 22 January 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 985 mb located over the central Northwest
Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 p.m. NST tonight dissipating low 998 mb located over the
central South Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 970 mb located northeast of Belle
Isle Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary low 966 mb located
southeast of Greenland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:55 AM NST 22 January 2018 A low pressure system over the Northwest Labrador Sea will slowly
weaken as it drifts southward tonight and Monday. Meanwhile, a low
pressure system northeast of Belle Isle Bank will move to lie
southeast of Greenland this morning where it will remain nearly
stationary. These systems will bring gale force northwesterlies to
western waters today into Tuesday.

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

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

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