South Labrador Sea - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 24 January 2015

Tonight and Sunday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 20 Sunday morning and to east 40 Sunday afternoon. Wind increasing to northeast 50 to 60 Sunday evening.

A few flurries changing to snow early Sunday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray Sunday morning.

Temperatures minus 6 to minus 2 rising to minus 2 to plus 2 Sunday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 24 January 2015
Tonight and Sunday Outside the ice edge seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 this evening and to 2 to 3 late overnight. Seas building to 3 to 5 Sunday afternoon and to 7 to 10 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 24 January 2015
Monday Wind northwest 50 knots diminishing to northwest 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 20 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 12:36 PM EST 24 January 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice pressure warning in effect. Bergy water except 9 tenths of first-year ice in the extreme western section. Strong ice pressure developing in the pack ice Sunday afternoon. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 12:36 PM EST 24 January 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

Bergy water except 9 tenths of first-year ice in the extreme western section. Strong ice pressure developing in the pack ice Sunday afternoon.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 24 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5100N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5200N 5600W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

South Labrador Sea - northern half

Issued 9:30 PM NST 24 January 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 Sea - northern half

Issued 9:30 PM NST 24 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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

South Labrador Sea - southwestern half

Issued 12:36 PM EST 24 January 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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

South Labrador Sea - northern half

Issued 12:36 PM EST 24 January 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 9:30 PM NST 24 January 2015 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 a.m. NST Sunday low 955 mb located over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Sunday low 944 mb located near Mary's Harbour.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:23 PM NST 24 January 2015 An intensifying low pressure system southwest of Nova Scotia at issue
time will deepen and track across Southeastern Labrador as a major
storm during the day on Sunday. It is then forecast to move across
the Labrador Sea Sunday evening. Gale to storm force easterlies will
develop north of its track and shift to gale to storm force
northwesterlies in its wake. Gale to storm force southwesterlies will
develop to the south of its track.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
South Labrador Coast, Mid Labrador Coast, and the Labrador Sea.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters.

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

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