South Labrador Coast - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 18 December 2014

Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to north 15 knots late overnight and to north 25 Friday morning. Wind increasing to north 35 Friday afternoon.

Snow beginning this evening and ending late overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Temperatures minus 6 rising to minus 3 to zero Friday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 18 December 2014
Today Tonight and Friday Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 late overnight then building to 2 to 3 Friday morning. Seas building to 3 to 4 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 18 December 2014
Saturday Wind northwest 25 knots backing to west 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind west 25 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 15 knots backing to southwest 10 to 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 December 2014 Today Tonight and Friday Bergy water except 8 tenths of new ice including 3 tenths of grey ice near the coast. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 December 2014 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from northern peninsula near 5020N 5625W to 5025N 5555W to 5140N 5520W to 5140N 5550W to 5120N 5650W to northern peninsula near 5100N 5705W. Sea ice south of the ice edge. Second ice edge estimated from Labrador near 5215N 5540W to 5310N 5430W to 5635N 6005W to 5810N 6115W to 5825N 6100W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 8 tenths of new ice including 3 tenths of grey ice near the coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 December 2014

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast near 5330N 5605W to 5330N 5230W to 5600N 5230W to 6000N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs except less than 10 icebergs north of the iceberg limit.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Coast

Issued 4:00 PM NST 18 December 2014

'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 18 December 2014 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. NST today weakening ridge located on a line east-west
over the South Labrador Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today low located west of Greenland.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Friday departing low located east of Greenland.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today low 992 mb located near Prince Edward Island.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Friday low 989 mb located over Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 PM NST 18 December 2014 A ridge of high pressure over the Southern Labrador coast will remain
nearly stationary and gradually weaken this evening. Meanwhile, a low
pressure system west of Greenland will track eastward away from the
marine district tonight. Strong to gale force northwesterlies between
these two features will diminish this evening as the ridge weakens
and the low moves away.

A second low pressure system near Prince Edward Island will track
northeastward across Newfoundland on Friday morning. Strong to gale
force northerlies will develop over southernmost waters ahead of this
system late in the day on Friday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
South Labrador Coast, North Labrador Coast - north of Saglek and
Northwest Labrador Sea - northern half.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Mid Labrador Coast - north of Hopedale, North Labrador
Coast and the Labrador Sea.

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