South Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 01 February 2015

Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 25 knots diminishing to variable 15 this evening then increasing to northwest 35 late overnight.

Periods of snow or rain changing to flurries late overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning overnight.

Temperatures zero falling to minus 12 Monday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 01 February 2015
Tonight and Monday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 01 February 2015
Tuesday Wind west 25 knots increasing to northeast 45 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind northwest 55 knots diminishing to west 35 late in the day.
Thursday Wind west 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

South Labrador Sea - northern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 February 2015 Today Tonight and Monday Bergy water except 9 tenths of first-year ice in the extreme western section. 

South Labrador Sea - southern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 February 2015 Today Tonight and Monday Bergy water except 7 tenths of grey-white ice including 2 tenths of first-year ice in the western sections. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

South Labrador Sea - northern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 February 2015 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5140N 5005W to 5505N 5240W to 5625N 5625W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 9 tenths of first-year ice in the extreme western section.

Ice Forecasts

South Labrador Sea - southern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 February 2015 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5140N 5005W to 5505N 5240W to 5625N 5625W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 7 tenths of grey-white ice including 2 tenths of first-year ice in the western sections.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 1 February 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 1 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near 4740N 5245W to 5045N 4715W to 5200N 4715W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 1 Feb estimated from the Labrador coast near 5157N 5556W to Newfoundland near 5135N 5555W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea - western half

Issued 4:00 PM NST 01 February 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

South Labrador Sea - western half

Issued 4:00 PM NST 01 February 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 PM NST 1 February 2015 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. NST today deepening low 985 mb located over the Strait
of Belle Isle.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Monday low 970 mb located north of Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today trough from 985 mb low located over the
North Labrador Coast.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Monday trough from 970 mb low located over
Hudson Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 PM NST 1 February 2015 An intensifying low pressure system over the Strait of Belle Isle
will move to lie over the Labrador Sea overnight then north of the
district Monday morning. Strong to gale force easterlies ahead of the
low then shift to west to northwesterlies in its wake. Gale force
northwesterlies will persist over the North Labrador Coast throughout
the forecast period.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Lake Melville.

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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