Northwest Labrador Sea - southern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 19 December 2014

Today Tonight and Saturday

Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots increasing to northwest 30 this morning then diminishing to northwest 20 Saturday afternoon. Wind backing to west 15 Saturday evening.

A few flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray ending Saturday evening.

Temperatures minus 8 to zero falling to minus 12 to minus 5 overnight.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 18 December 2014
Tonight and Friday Seas 3 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 19 December 2014
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 20 knots backing to southwest 15.
Tuesday Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 December 2014 Today Tonight and Friday Bergy water. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 December 2014 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5825N 6100W to 5905N 5945W to 6110N 6020W to 6330N 5800W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 December 2014

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast near 5330N 5605W to 5330N 5230W to 5600N 5230W to 6000N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs west of the iceberg limit.

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 19 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM NST 19 December 2014 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. NST today departing low located east of Greenland.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 991 mb located south of Newfoundland.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday low 980 mb located southeast of Greenland.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today dissipating ridge located on a line east-west
over the South Labrador Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:55 AM NST 19 December 2014 A low pressure system south of Newfoundland will track northeastward
across Newfoundland this morning, then move to lie southeast of
Greenland by tonight. Strong to gale force northerlies to
northwesterlies will develop over southern and eastern waters as the
low passes south of the marine district.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
South Labrador Coast, South Labrador Sea, and the East Labrador Sea.

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

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