East Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 31 January 2015

Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind north 25 knots diminishing to north 15 to 20 this evening then veering to northeast 25 early Sunday morning. Wind increasing to east 40 Sunday afternoon.

Periods of snow. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Temperatures minus 5 rising to zero Sunday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 31 January 2015
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 near noon Sunday and to 3 to 5 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 31 January 2015
Monday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots.
Tuesday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to variable 15.
Wednesday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots becoming west 40 to 50.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 31 January 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday Bergy water. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 31 January 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5135N 5030W to 5505N 5240W to 5625N 5625W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 31 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 31 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4740N 5245W to 5045N 4715W to 5200N 4715W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 31 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5157N 5556W to Newfoundland near 5135N 5550W.

Iceberg Count

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

East Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Issued 4:00 PM NST 31 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM NST 31 January 2015 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight deepening low 986 mb located over the
Gulf of St. Lawrence.
By 9:30 p.m. NST Sunday low 976 mb located off the Mid Labrador
Coast.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight quasi-stationary trough located off the
Mid Labrador Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 PM NST 31 January 2015 An area of low pressure over Nova Scotia will track northwards to lie
over the Gulf of St. Lawrence tonight and off the Mid Labrador Coast
by Sunday evening. A trough of low pressure ahead of this low will
develop off the Mid Labrador Coast overnight and remain
quasi-stationary through Sunday. As the low approaches, strong to
gale force northwesterlies will develop west of the trough, while
strong to gale force easterlies develop to its east.

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

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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