South Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 27 December 2014

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 25 knots veering to west 25 this morning then increasing to northwest 35 early this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 30 Sunday morning.

A few flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over open water overnight and Sunday.

Temperatures minus 3 to zero falling to minus 10 to minus 5 Sunday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 26 December 2014
Tonight and Saturday Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 27 December 2014
Monday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind west 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 December 2014 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water except 2 tenths of grey ice in the extreme western section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 December 2014 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from 5100N 5710W to 5120N 5650W to 5140N 5600W to 5135N 5520W to 5100N 5540W to northern peninsula near 5040N 5605W. Sea ice south of the ice edge. Second ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5210N 5540W to 5215N 5330W to 5320N 5315W to 5525N 5410W to 5655N 5800W to 5800N 5830W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 2 tenths of grey ice in the extreme western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 26 December 2014

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast near 5335N 5605W to 5215N 5230W to 5230N 5030W to 5700N 5300W to 6000N 5630W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except 10 to 25 icebergs west of the iceberg limit.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea - western half

Issued 04:00 AM NST 27 December 2014

'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

South Labrador Sea - western half

Issued 04:00 AM NST 27 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 AM NST 27 December 2014 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 972 mb located over northern Labrador.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Sunday low 981 mb located over the Northwest
Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:09 AM NST 27 December 2014 A low pressure system over Northern Labrador will gradually weaken as
it tracks slowly eastward over the Labrador Sea today and Sunday.
Strong to gale force southeasterlies ahead of the low diminish to
light to moderate and variable in its vicinity then increase to
strong to gale force northwesterly in its wake.

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

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Labrador coast, the South Labrador Sea - western half
and Northwest Labrador Sea - western half.

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