North Labrador Coast - Saglek and south

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 17 December 2014

Tonight and Thursday

Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to west 25 after midnight.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning after midnight.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 7.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 17 December 2014
Tonight and Thursday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 17 December 2014
Friday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Saturday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 December 2014 Today Tonight and Thursday Bergy water except 3 tenths of grey ice in strips and patches near parts of the coast. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 December 2014 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from northern peninsula near 5020N 5625W to 5025N 5555W to 5140N 5520W to 5140N 5550W to 5120N 5650W to northern peninsula near 5100N 5705W. Sea ice south of the ice edge. Second ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5215N 5540W to 5310N 5430W to 5635N 6015W to 5850N 6120W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 3 tenths of grey ice in strips and patches near parts of the coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 December 2014

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast near 5330N 5605W to 5345N 5245W to 5600N 5245W to 6000N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

North Labrador Coast - Saglek and south

Issued 4:00 PM NST 17 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 4:00 PM NST 17 December 2014 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. NST today ridge located over Labrador Coast.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Thursday quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
east-west over the South Labrador Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today low located over Baffin Island.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Thursday low located west of Greenland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 PM NST 17 December 2014 A ridge of high pressure over Labrador will gradually weaken and move
south tonight and Thursday. Meanwhile a low pressure system will
track eastward north of the marine district. Between these two
features, strong to gale force northwesterlies will persist over the
Labrador Sea throughout the forecast period.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
North Labrador Coast - north of Saglek, Northwest Labrador Sea -
northern half and East Labrador Sea - northern half.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Mid Labrador Coast - north of Hopedale, North Labrador
Coast, Northwest Labrador Sea and the East Labrador Sea - northern
half.

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