South Labrador Sea - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 26 January 2015

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northeast 45 to 55 knots backing to northwest 45 to 55 this morning then diminishing to northwest 35 to 45 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 late overnight and to west 20 Tuesday afternoon.

Snow. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate at times severe freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 8 to minus 4 falling to minus 18 to minus 10 this evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 25 January 2015
Tonight and Monday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 this evening and to 7 to 10 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 26 January 2015
Wednesday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind west 20 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 04:00 AM NST 26 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 04:00 AM NST 26 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 4:00 AM NST 26 January 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 946 mb located over central Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Tuesday low 968 mb located southeast of Greenland.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today trough from 946 mb low located over the
North Labrador Coast.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Tuesday trough from 968 mb low located over
southeastern Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Ontario.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Tuesday ridge located over western Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 AM NST 26 January 2015 An intense low pressure system over the Central Labrador Sea will
track northeast and exit the East Labrador Sea by this afternoon.
Gale to storm force northeasterlies north of its track and storm
force southwesterlies south of its track will shift to gale to
hurricane force northwesterlies in its wake. Winds will then diminish
to strong to gale force northwesterlies over most waters tonight.

Additionally, a trough of low pressure associated with the low over
the North Labrador Coast will move southeastward to lie over the
southeastern section of the Labrador Sea by overnight tonight. Strong
to gale force northwesterlies will intensify to storm force this
evening over southern sections of the South Labrador Sea under the
influence of this feature.

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.

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

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