South Labrador Coast - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 02 March 2015

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots backing to southeast 10 to 15 early this evening then to northeast 15 to 20 near midnight. Wind increasing to north 35 to 45 overnight and to northwest 50 to 60 Tuesday morning.

Periods of snow beginning overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate freezing spray becoming severe Tuesday morning.

Temperatures minus 16 to minus 12 rising to minus 10 to minus 5 this afternoon then falling to minus 16 to minus 12 Tuesday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 02 March 2015
Today Tonight and Tuesday Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 02 March 2015
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the afternoon then increasing to south 15 to 20 late in the day.
Thursday Wind west 25 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 March 2015 Today Tonight and Monday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 plus tenths of grey ice including 3 tenths of grey-white ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice in the northeastern section. Strong ice pressure developing late Monday evening. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 March 2015 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4735N 5240W to 4645N 4640W
to 5035N 4645W to 5515N 5230W to 5550N 5505W to 5800N 5730W then
northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

9 plus tenths of grey ice including 3 tenths of grey-white ice
except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice in the northeastern section.
Strong ice pressure developing late Monday evening.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 1 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 1 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5252W to 4700N 5030W to 4717N 4700W to 5000N 4645W to 5159N
4700W to 6000N 5744W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 1 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.

Iceberg Count

10 to 25 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

South Labrador Coast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 02 March 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

South Labrador Coast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 02 March 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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

South Labrador Coast - southern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 01 March 2015

Navigators in this marine area should be on the lookout for hazardous ice conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Please refer to the latest ice forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM NST 2 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. NST today intensifying low 995 mb located near Cape
Breton Island.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Tuesday low 968 mb located near Newfoundland.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today ridge located from the Grand Banks to
Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Tuesday ridge located east of Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NST Tuesday intensifying trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Northwest Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 AM NST 2 March 2015 A rapidly intensifying low pressure system will track northeastward
from Newfoundland to the Belle Isle Bank tonight and then southeast
of the Labrador Sea on Tuesday. Gale to storm force northerlies and
northeasterlies will develop north of this feature over southern
waters on Tuesday.

A trough of low pressure will also develop over the Northwest
Labrador Sea tonight and then strengthen Tuesday while remaining
quasi-stationary. Strong to gale force northwesterlies will develop
west of this trough on Tuesday.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the South Labrador Coast, Mid Labrador Coast, South Labrador Sea -
southeastern half and East Labrador Sea - southeastern half.
Gale warnings are in effect for the North Labrador Coast, South
Labrador Sea - northwestern half and Northwest Labrador Sea -
southwestern half.

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

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