Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 20 December 2014

Tonight and Sunday

Wind northwest 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 this evening then increasing to northwest 25 early Sunday morning.

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

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 11 to minus 4.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 20 December 2014
Tonight and Sunday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 20 December 2014
Monday Wind northwest 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Wednesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 December 2014 Today Tonight and Sunday 2 tenths of new ice except 9 tenths of grey ice including 4 tenths of grey-white ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 December 2014 Today Tonight and Sunday

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 9 tenths of grey ice including 4 tenths of grey-white ice in the extreme northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 December 2014

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast near 5330N 5605W to 5300N 5300W to 5300N 5200W to 5400N 5200W to 5700N 5300W to 6000N 5630W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 20 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 20 December 2014 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. NST today deepening low 965 mb located east of
Greenland.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Sunday departing low 960 mb located east of
Greenland.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today quasi-stationary high located over eastern
Quebec.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 PM NST 20 December 2014 A low pressure system east of Greenland will continue to intensify
tonight then begin to move eastward overnight. Strong to gale force
northwesterlies over eastern waters will subside overnight as the low
moves eastward.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for the
East Labrador Sea.

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

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