South Labrador Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 11 February 2016

Tonight and Friday

Wind light increasing to variable 15 to 20 knots this evening then becoming northwest 20 late overnight. Wind backing to west 15 Friday afternoon.

Flurries ending late overnight. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray Friday morning and afternoon.

Temperatures minus 5 falling to minus 15 Friday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 11 February 2016
Tonight and Friday Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 11 February 2016
Saturday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots.
Sunday Wind southwest 15 knots.
Monday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 11 February 2016 Today Tonight and Friday 9 plus tenths of grey ice including 3 tenths of first-year ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice in the northeastern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 11 February 2016 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5305W to 4810N 4955W
to 5145N 5010W to 5500N 5145W to 5625N 5555W to 5800N 5800W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

9 plus tenths of grey ice including 3 tenths of first-year ice
except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice in the northeastern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 11 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 11 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4430N 4915W to 4430N 4715W to 4715N 4515W to 4800N
4515W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5730W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 11 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5046N 5900W to Newfoundland near 5003N 5742W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Coast

Issued 4:00 PM NST 11 February 2016

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 4:00 PM NST 11 February 2016 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. NST today intensifying trough located on a line
east-west over the South Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Friday low 979 mb located over the Northwest
Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today dissipating ridge located on a line
north-south over Baffin Bay.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 PM NST 11 February 2016 A trough of low pressure over the South Labrador Sea is expected to
intensify into a low pressure system tonight. Strong to gale force
easterlies are expected north of the low while gale to storm force
northwesterlies are expected west of the low tonight and Friday.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
the North Labrador Coast. Gale warnings are in effect for all
remaining waters except Lake Melville, South Labrador Coast and South
Labrador Sea - southeastern half.

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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