Northwest Labrador Sea - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 25 January 2015

Today Tonight and Monday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind variable 15 to 20 knots increasing to east 40 this afternoon and to northeast 50 to 60 this evening. Wind backing to northwest 50 to 60 Monday morning then diminishing to northwest 35 Monday evening.

Snow. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate freezing spray becoming severe Monday morning.

Temperatures minus 10 to minus 6 rising to minus 5 to minus 1 this evening then falling to minus 14 to minus 6 Monday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 25 January 2015

Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Today Tonight and Monday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this afternoon and to 4 to 6 this evening. Seas building to 6 to 8 Monday morning then subsiding to 4 to 6 Monday evening.

Northwest Labrador Sea - southeastern half

Today Tonight and Monday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this afternoon and to 5 to 7 this evening. Seas building to 7 to 10 late overnight and to 10 to 13 Monday morning then subsiding to 7 to 10 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 25 January 2015
Tuesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 25 January 2015 Today Tonight and Monday Bergy water except 8 tenths of first-year ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 25 January 2015 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5730W 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 11:00 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.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 25 January 2015

'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

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 25 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 AM NST 25 January 2015 Today Tonight and Monday At 9:30 a.m. NST today intensifying low 956 mb located over the
northern Gulf of St. Lawrence.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Monday low 944 mb located over the East Labrador
Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:28 AM NST 25 January 2015 An intensifying low pressure system over gulf Port-au-Port at
forecast issue time will track across Southeastern Labrador as a
major storm today. It will continue to track northeast and exit the
East Labrador Sea by Monday evening. Gale to storm force easterlies
will develop north of its track and shift to gale to hurricane force
northwesterlies in its wake. Storm force southwesterlies will develop
to the south of its track.

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 where a gale warning is in
effect.

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

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