Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 24 January 2015

Tonight and Sunday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 knots diminishing to light after midnight then increasing to east 25 Sunday morning. Wind increasing to east 35 Sunday afternoon and to northeast 45 to 55 Sunday evening.

A few flurries changing to snow Sunday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning Sunday morning.

Temperatures minus 16 to minus 8 rising to minus 10 to minus 2 Sunday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 24 January 2015

Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Tonight and Sunday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 late overnight then building to 2 to 3 Sunday afternoon. Seas building to 4 to 6 Sunday evening.

Northwest Labrador Sea - southeastern half

Tonight and Sunday Outside the ice edge seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening then building to 3 to 5 Sunday afternoon. Seas building to 7 to 10 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 24 January 2015
Monday Wind north 50 knots diminishing to northwest 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming west 25.
Wednesday Wind variable 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 23 January 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday 6 tenths of first-year ice. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 23 January 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

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

Ice Coverage

6 tenths of first-year ice.

 

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)

Storm warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 24 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 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.

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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