Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 27 January 2015

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 20 this evening then backing to southwest 15 late overnight. Wind increasing to south 25 Wednesday morning.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate freezing spray ending overnight except severe early this afternoon. Moderate freezing spray beginning Wednesday morning.

Temperatures minus 18 to minus 10 rising to minus 13 to minus 5 near noon Wednesday.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 27 January 2015
Today Tonight and Wednesday Outside the ice edge seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 this afternoon and to 2 to 3 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Wednesday morning then building to 2 to 3 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 27 January 2015
Thursday Wind south 25 knots becoming northwest 25 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots becoming south 25.
Saturday Wind southwest 20 knots becoming north 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 26 January 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday 7 tenths of first-year ice. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 26 January 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5800W to 6030N 5830W to 6220N 5730W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

7 tenths of first-year ice.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:01 AM EST 26 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5030N 4800W to 5200N 4800W to 6000N 5800W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 27 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

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 27 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 AM NST 27 January 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 a.m. NST today departing trough located southeast of the
Marine District.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over western Labrador.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Wednesday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:19 AM NST 27 January 2015 A trough of low pressure southeast of the marine district will
continue to track southeastward today. Strong to gale force
northwesterlies over most waters will gradually diminish today and
tonight as the trough moves away.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Lake Melville, the South Labrador Coast, Mid Labrador
Coast and South Labrador Sea - northern half.

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

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