Northwest Labrador Sea - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 29 January 2015

Today Tonight and Friday

Wind variable 15 knots increasing to northwest 25 near noon then backing to west 25 near midnight except west 10 to 15 over southern sections. Wind diminishing to variable 10 to 15 Friday morning then increasing to south 25 Friday afternoon. Wind veering to west 20 Friday evening.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray over western sections today. Freezing spray tonight. Freezing spray over western sections Friday afternoon and evening.

Temperatures minus 10 to minus 2 falling to minus 17 to minus 9 this evening then rising to minus 10 to minus 3 Friday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 29 January 2015
Today Tonight and Friday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 near noon then building to 2 to 3 this evening. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 29 January 2015
Saturday Wind north 20 knots.
Sunday Wind east 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind east 25 to 35 knots veering to south 25 to 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 29 January 2015 Today Tonight and Friday 6 tenths of first-year ice. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 29 January 2015 Today Tonight and Friday

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 29 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4810N 5255W to 5000N 4800W to 5200N 4800W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5200N 5600W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 29 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 29 January 2015 Today Tonight and Friday At 9:30 a.m. NST today ridge located from Labrador to the East
Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Friday ridge located from Labrador to Belle
Isle Bank.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today trough located over Newfoundland.
By 4:00 p.m. NST today departing low 1004 mb located northeast of
Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:41 AM NST 29 January 2015 A trough of low pressure over Newfoundland will continue to move
northeastward to lie east of the South Labrador Sea by this
afternoon. Strong to gale force northwesterlies will develop over the
southeastern half of the South Labrador Sea this afternoon in its
wake.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for the
South Labrador Sea - southeastern half.

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

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