East Labrador Sea - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 26 January 2015

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind northeast 50 to 60 knots increasing to northwest 65 near noon then diminishing to northwest 40 to 50 this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 late overnight.

Snow. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Moderate freezing spray over northern sections this morning. Severe freezing spray today and tonight. Moderate freezing spray overnight and Tuesday.

Temperatures minus 4 to zero falling to minus 12 to minus 5 this afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 26 January 2015
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 5 to 7 metres building to 7 to 10 this morning and to 10 to 13 early this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 7 to 10 this evening and to 5 to 7 late overnight and to 3 to 5 near noon Tuesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 26 January 2015
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 25.
Friday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 January 2015 Today Tonight and Monday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 January 2015 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5300W to 5135N 4925W to 5540N 5250W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 25 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5045N 4845W to 5145N 4845W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5200N 5600W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Hurricane force wind warning in effect

East Labrador Sea - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM NST 26 January 2015

'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above are 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

East Labrador Sea - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM NST 26 January 2015

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 26 January 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 946 mb located over central Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Tuesday low 968 mb located southeast of Greenland.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today trough from 946 mb low located over the
North Labrador Coast.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Tuesday trough from 968 mb low located over
southeastern Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Ontario.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Tuesday ridge located over western Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 AM NST 26 January 2015 An intense low pressure system over the Central Labrador Sea will
track northeast and exit the East Labrador Sea by this afternoon.
Gale to storm force northeasterlies north of its track and storm
force southwesterlies south of its track will shift to gale to
hurricane force northwesterlies in its wake. Winds will then diminish
to strong to gale force northwesterlies over most waters tonight.

Additionally, a trough of low pressure associated with the low over
the North Labrador Coast will move southeastward to lie over the
southeastern section of the Labrador Sea by overnight tonight. Strong
to gale force northwesterlies will intensify to storm force this
evening over southern sections of the South Labrador Sea under the
influence of this feature.

Marine interests are advised that a hurricane force wind warning is
in effect for the East Labrador Sea. Storm warnings are in effect for
all remaining waters except Lake Melville.

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

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