North Labrador Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 24 January 2015

Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to northwest 20 knots Sunday morning and to northwest 35 Sunday afternoon. Wind increasing to northwest 45 Sunday evening.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning Sunday morning.

Temperatures minus 18 rising to minus 12 to minus 6 Sunday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 24 January 2015
Tonight and Sunday Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 24 January 2015
Monday Wind northwest 40 to 50 knots diminishing to northwest 25 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind west 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 January 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 plus tenths of grey-white ice including 3 tenths of first-year ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice in eastern section. Strong ice pressure easing this morning and redeveloping in the pack ice Sunday afternoon. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 January 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5300W to 5215N 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.

9 plus tenths of grey-white ice including 3 tenths of first-year ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice in eastern section. Strong ice pressure easing this morning and redeveloping in the pack ice Sunday afternoon.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 24 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5100N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5200N 5600W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

North Labrador Coast

Issued 9:30 PM NST 24 January 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

North Labrador Coast

Issued 9:30 PM NST 24 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

North Labrador Coast

Issued 12:36 PM EST 24 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 PM NST 24 January 2015 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 a.m. NST Sunday low 955 mb located over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Sunday low 944 mb located near Mary's Harbour.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:23 PM NST 24 January 2015 An intensifying low pressure system southwest of Nova Scotia at issue
time will deepen and track across Southeastern Labrador as a major
storm during the day on Sunday. It is then forecast to move across
the Labrador Sea Sunday evening. Gale to storm force easterlies will
develop north of its track and shift to gale to storm force
northwesterlies in its wake. Gale to storm force southwesterlies will
develop to the south of its track.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
South Labrador Coast, Mid Labrador Coast, and the Labrador Sea.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters.

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

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