Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 19 December 2014

Tonight and Saturday

Wind northwest 30 knots diminishing to northwest 20 Saturday afternoon then 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 13 to minus 5.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 19 December 2014
Tonight and Saturday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM 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 19 December 2014 Today Tonight and Saturday 2 tenths of new ice except 8 tenths of grey ice including 1 tenth of grey-white ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 19 December 2014 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5900W to 6110N 6020W to 6425N 5750W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

2 tenths of new ice except 8 tenths of grey ice including 1 tenth of grey-white ice in the extreme northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 19 December 2014

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast near 5330N 5605W to 5300N 5200W to 5400N 5200W to 5700N 5300W to 6000N 5630W.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM NST 19 December 2014 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. NST today low 988 mb located over Belle Isle Bank.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday low 980 mb located southeast of Greenland.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today building ridge located over Ontario.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday building ridge located over Quebec.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 PM NST 19 December 2014 A low pressure system over Belle Isle Bank will rapidly track
northeastwards to lie southeast of Greenland tonight. Strong to gale
force north to northwesterlies in the wake of the low have developed
over southern waters and will move to eastern waters tonight.

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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