Northwest Labrador Sea - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 25 January 2015

Tonight and Monday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northeast 50 to 60 knots backing to northwest 50 to 60 Monday morning then diminishing to northwest 35 Monday evening.

Snow. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate freezing spray becoming severe Monday morning.

Temperatures minus 5 to minus 1 falling to minus 14 to minus 6 Monday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 25 January 2015

Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Tonight and Monday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 4 to 6 this evening and to 6 to 8 Monday morning. Seas subsiding to 4 to 6 Monday evening.

Northwest Labrador Sea - southeastern half

Tonight and Monday Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 this evening and to 7 to 10 late overnight. Seas building to 10 to 13 Monday morning then subsiding to 7 to 10 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 25 January 2015
Tuesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 25 January 2015 Today Tonight and Monday Bergy water except 8 tenths of first-year ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 25 January 2015 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

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

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 8 tenths of first-year ice in the extreme northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 25 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5045N 4845W to 5145N 4845W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5200N 5600W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 25 January 2015

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 25 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 PM NST 25 January 2015 Tonight and Monday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight low 948 mb located over the South
Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Monday low 944 mb located east of the East
Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:23 PM NST 25 January 2015 An intense low pressure system over the South Labrador Sea at
forecast issue time will track northeast and exit the East Labrador
Sea by Monday afternoon. Gale to storm force easterlies north of its
track will shift to gale to hurricane force northwesterlies in its
wake. Storm force southwesterlies will develop to the south of its
track.

Marine interests are advised that a hurricane force wind warning is
in effect for the East Labrador Sea. Storm warnings are in effect for
all remaining waters except Lake Melville where a gale warning is in
effect.

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

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