South Labrador Sea - northern 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
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.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 25 January 2015
Tuesday Wind northwest 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 January 2015 Today Tonight and Monday Ice pressure warning in effect. Bergy water except 9 tenths of first-year ice in the extreme western section. Strong ice pressure developing in the pack ice this afternoon. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 January 2015 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5300W to 5135N 4925W to 5540N 5250W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

Bergy water except 9 tenths of first-year ice in the extreme western section. Strong ice pressure developing in the pack ice this afternoon.

 

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

South Labrador Sea - northern half

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

South Labrador Sea - northern half

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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

South Labrador Sea - northern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 January 2015

Navigators in this marine area should be on the lookout for hazardous ice conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Please refer to the latest ice forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio 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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