Northwest Labrador Sea - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 26 January 2015

Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 late overnight and to west 20 Tuesday evening.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate at times severe freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 18 to minus 10.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 26 January 2015
Tonight and Tuesday Outside the ice edge seas 10 to 13 metres subsiding to 7 to 10 this evening and to 5 to 7 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 near noon Tuesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 26 January 2015
Wednesday Wind south 25 knots.
Thursday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35.
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 26 January 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday Bergy water except 8 tenths of first-year ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 26 January 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5800W to 6030N 5830W to 6220N 5730W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 8 tenths of first-year ice in the extreme northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:01 AM EST 26 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5030N 4800W to 5200N 4800W to 6000N 5800W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 26 January 2015

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM 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 9:30 PM NST 26 January 2015 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight low 960 mb located northeast of Labrador
Sea.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Tuesday low 970 mb located east of Greenland.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight trough from 960 mb low located on a line
northeast-southwest over the South Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Tuesday trough from 970 mb low located east of
Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight ridge located over Quebec.
By 9:30 p.m. NST Tuesday ridge located over Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:30 PM NST 26 January 2015 An intense low pressure system northeast of the East Labrador Sea
will continue to track away tonight. Gale to storm force
northwesterlies in its wake will diminish to strong to gale force
tonight.

Additionally, a trough of low pressure from this low through the
South Labrador Sea will move southeastward tonight to lie east of the
Labrador Sea by Tuesday morning. Storm force northwesterlies over
southern sections of the South Labrador Sea will diminish to strong
to gale force westerlies by Tuesday morning as the trough moves away.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
South Labrador Sea - southern half and East Labrador Sea.
Gale 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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