South Labrador Sea - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 27 January 2015

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming west 25 this morning then diminishing to west 10 to 15 this evening. Wind backing to south 10 to 15 late overnight.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate at times severe freezing spray ending this evening.

Temperatures minus 18 to minus 10 rising to minus 10 to minus 2 Wednesday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 27 January 2015
Today Tonight and Wednesday Outside the ice edge seas 7 to 9 metres subsiding to 5 to 7 this morning and to 3 to 5 this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 27 January 2015
Thursday Wind east 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northwest 20 knots becoming south 20.
Saturday Wind south 15 knots increasing to north 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 1:06 PM EST 26 January 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday Bergy water except 9 tenths of first-year ice in the extreme western section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 1:06 PM EST 26 January 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4915N 5330W to 5135N 4925W to 5510N 5300W to 5605N 5540W to 5800N 5800W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 9 tenths of first-year ice in the extreme western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:01 AM EST 26 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5030N 4800W to 5200N 4800W to 6000N 5800W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM NST 27 January 2015

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Sea - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM NST 27 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 4:00 AM NST 27 January 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. NST today trough located over the South Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 a.m. NST today departing trough located southeast of the
Marine District.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Quebec.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 AM NST 27 January 2015 A trough of low pressure over southeastern sections of the South
Labrador Sea will track southeastward and out of the marine district
today. Storm force northwesterlies over southern sections of the
South Labrador Sea will diminish to strong to gale force westerlies
by this morning as the trough moves away.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
South Labrador Sea - southern half. Gale warnings are in effect for
all remaining waters except Lake Melville.

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

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