Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 31 January 2015

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to north 15 this afternoon then increasing to east 35 Sunday morning.

Periods of snow. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray today. Freezing spray over northwestern sections Sunday.

Temperatures minus 14 to minus 6 rising to minus 6 to plus 2 Sunday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 31 January 2015
Today Tonight and Sunday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 Sunday morning and to 3 to 5 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 31 January 2015
Monday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to west 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind west 35 knots diminishing to variable 15 to 20.
Wednesday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 30 January 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday 6 tenths of first-year ice. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 30 January 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

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

Ice Coverage

6 tenths of first-year ice.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 30 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 30 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4740N 5245W to 5045N 4715W to 5200N 4715W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 30 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5157N 5553W to Newfoundland near 5136N 5550W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 31 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 04:00 AM NST 31 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 4:00 AM NST 31 January 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight low 986 mb located over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence.
By 9:30 p.m. NST Sunday low 978 mb located off the Mid Labrador
Coast.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight quasi-stationary trough located off the
Mid Labrador Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today dissipating trough located over the East
Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 AM NST 31 January 2015 An area of low pressure south of Nova Scotia will track northwards to
lie over the Gulf of St. Lawrence overnight and off the Mid Labrador
Coast by Sunday evening. A trough of low pressure ahead of this low
will develop off the Mid Labrador Coast overnight and remain
quasi-stationary as it deepens through Sunday. As the low approaches,
strong to gale force northwesterlies will develop west of the trough,
while strong to gale force easterlies develop to it's east.

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

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all open waters except the East Labrador Sea.

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