North Labrador Coast - north of Saglek

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 25 December 2014

Tonight and Friday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind east 35 knots except east 50 over northern sections overnight and Friday morning. Wind diminishing to southeast 25 near noon Friday.

Snow ending Friday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning Friday evening.

Temperatures zero falling to minus 5 Friday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 25 December 2014
Tonight and Friday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this evening and to 3 to 5 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 25 December 2014
Saturday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 30 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northwest 30 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 December 2014 Today Tonight and Friday 8 tenths of grey ice including 1 tenth of grey-white ice. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 December 2014 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from 5100N 5710W to 5120N 5650W to 5140N 5600W to 5135N 5520W to 5100N 5540W to northern peninsula near 5040N 5605W. Sea ice south of the ice edge. Second ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5155N 5555W to 5200N 5410W to 5305N 5355W to 5500N 5430W to 5555N 5700W to 5700N 6000W to 5725N 5805W to 5800N 5825W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

8 tenths of grey ice including 1 tenth of grey-white ice.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 25 December 2014

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast near 5335N 5605W to 5215N 5230W to 5230N 5030W to 5700N 5300W to 6000N 5630W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

North Labrador Coast

Issued 9:30 PM NST 25 December 2014

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots 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

North Labrador Coast

Issued 9:30 PM NST 25 December 2014

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 25 December 2014 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight intensifying low 970 mb located over
central Quebec.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Friday low 964 mb located southeast of Ungava Bay.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight trough from low located on a line east-west
over Labrador.
By 9:30 p.m. NST Friday trough from low located on a line
northeast-southwest over northwestern Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:18 PM NST 25 December 2014 An intense low pressure system is forecast to track through Central
Quebec tonight to lie southeast of Ungava Bay by Friday evening.
A warm frontal trough, associated with this system, will move across
the Labrador Sea from south to north tonight and Friday. Ahead of
this trough, the winds will increase to storm force over northern
waters overnight tonight and Friday. Behind this trough, winds will
shift to strong to gale force southerlies.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the North Labrador Coast, Northwest Labrador Sea and East Labrador
Sea - northern half. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining
waters.

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

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