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Northwest Labrador Sea

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 02 March 2021

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 knots diminishing to southeast 25 near noon except variable 15 to 20 over western sections. Wind increasing to east 35 overnight then backing to northeast 35 to 45 Wednesday evening.

Flurries changing to rain or snow this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Temperatures minus 2 rising to plus 2 this evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 02 March 2021
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this afternoon then building to 3 to 5 this evening. Seas building to 5 to 7 late overnight and to 7 to 10 near noon Wednesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 02 March 2021
Thursday Wind east 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 20.
Saturday Wind east 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 1 March 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday Ice pressure warning in effect. Bergy water except 8 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western section. Strong ice pressure developing in the pack ice this afternoon and easing Tuesday evening. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 1 March 2021 Today Tonight and Tuesday

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

Ice pressure warning in effect.

Bergy water except 8 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old
ice in the western section. Strong ice pressure developing in the
pack ice this afternoon and easing Tuesday evening.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:40 PM EST 1 March 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 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 2 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 04:00 AM NST 02 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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 11:00 AM EST 01 March 2021

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 AM NST 2 March 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. NST today weakening low 991 mb located over Ungava Bay.
By 4:00 p.m. NST today dissipating low 999 mb located over
southeastern Baffin Island.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today trough located over southwestern
Newfoundland.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Wednesday intensifying trough located on a line
east-west over the South Labrador Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:04 AM NST 2 March 2021 A low pressure system over Ungava Bay will track northward and weaken
today. Gale force southeasterlies over northwestern waters ahead of
this low will diminish later this morning as the low weakens.

Meanwhile, a trough of low pressure will sweep northward across
Newfoundland to lie over Belle Isle Bank by Wednesday morning.
An intense low pressure system will form in the trough and move to
lie over Southeastern Labrador Wednesday evening. Strong to gale
force east to southeasterly winds will spread northward across most
waters today ahead of this trough. Winds will increase to gale to
storm force east to northeasterlies later on Wednesday as the low
forms and deepens.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
East Labrador Sea. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining
waters.

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