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Northwest Labrador Sea

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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 26 February 2021

Tonight and Saturday.

Wind northwest 25 knots backing to southwest 15 to 20 late overnight. Wind southwest 15 to 20 Saturday.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 4 rising to minus 8 to zero Saturday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 26 February 2021
Tonight and Saturday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 1 to 2 near noon Saturday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 26 February 2021
Sunday Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 26 February 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water except 7 tenths first-year ice in western section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 26 February 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from near 5803N 5800W to 6159N 5839W 6225N 5731W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 7 tenths first-year ice in western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:23 PM EST 26 February 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4726N 5244W to 4635N 4915W to 4735N 4755W to 5430N 5130W to 6010N
5700W to 6020N 5550W to 5710N 5050W to 5540N 4550W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from Newfoundland
near 5112N 5606W to the Labrador coast near 5200N 5700W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 26 February 2021

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 9:30 PM NST 26 February 2021 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight trough located over Funk Island Bank.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday departing trough located east of Funk
Island Bank.

At 4:00 p.m. NST Saturday approaching trough located over the
North Labrador Coast.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight ridge located on a line north-south
over Labrador.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Saturday departing ridge located southeast of
Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:12 PM NST 26 February 2021 A trough of low pressure over Funk Island Bank will continue
southeastward tonight. Strong to gale force northwesterlies over
southern waters will diminish to strong southwesterlies tonight as
the trough departs.

Another trough of low pressure will approach the district from
Northern Quebec on Saturday. Gale force northwesterlies will develop
over northwestern waters late on Saturday behind this trough.

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

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

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