South Labrador Sea - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 22 May 2015

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 40 knots diminishing to west 30 early this evening and to variable 10 to 15 near midnight. Wind becoming southeast 10 to 15 Saturday morning except east 25 over southern sections. Wind becoming northeast 15 to 20 Saturday evening except northeast 30 over southern sections.

Snow ending this afternoon. Periods of snow or rain beginning near noon Saturday. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Temperatures minus 2 to plus 3.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 22 May 2015

South Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Today Tonight and Saturday Outside the ice edge seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 this evening and to 2 to 3 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Saturday morning.

South Labrador Sea - southeastern half

Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 4 to 6 this morning then subsiding to 3 to 4 near midnight. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday morning then building to 3 to 4 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 22 May 2015
Sunday Wind north 25 knots diminishing to west 15 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southeast 15 knots increasing to southwest 25.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 21 May 2015 Today Tonight and Friday Bergy water except 4 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme southwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 21 May 2015 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland 4915N 5325W to 5155N 5220W to
5210N 5340W to 5305N 5210W to 5430N 5230W to 5800N 5730W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 4 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of
old ice in the extreme southwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 21 May 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 May estimated from Newfoundland near
4653N 5555W to 4515N 5445W to 4145N 5145W to 4145N 4915W to 4600N
3715W to 4730N 3715W to 5300N 4445W to 6000N 5730W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 May estimated from Quebec near
5019N 6015W to Newfoundland near 4922N 5814W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 22 May 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM NDT 22 May 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. NDT today low 983 mb located over central Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Saturday low 997 mb located east of Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 p.m. NDT today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Labrador.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Saturday ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the South Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 AM NDT 22 May 2015 A low pressure system over the Central Labrador Sea will track slowly
northeastward today, exiting the East Labrador Sea tonight. Strong
easterlies ahead of the low will shift to strong to gale force
northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Lake Melville, North Labrador Coast - north of Saglek,
and East Labrador Sea - northwestern half.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the North Labrador Coast and the Northwest Labrador Sea.

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