South Labrador Sea - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 26 January 2015

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind west 40 to 50 knots diminishing to west 35 this afternoon then increasing to northwest 45 to 55 this evening. Wind diminishing to west 25 to 35 Tuesday morning and to west 20 Tuesday afternoon.

Snow. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate at times severe freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 10 to minus 6 falling to minus 18 to minus 10 overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 26 January 2015
Today Tonight and Tuesday Outside the ice edge seas 7 to 10 metres subsiding to 5 to 7 Tuesday morning and to 3 to 5 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 26 January 2015
Wednesday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind west 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 January 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday Ice pressure warning in effect. Bergy water except 7 tenths of grey-white ice including 2 tenths of first-year ice in the western section. Strong ice pressure easing this afternoon. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM 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

Ice pressure warning in effect.

Bergy water except 7 tenths of grey-white ice including 2 tenths of first-year ice in the western section. Strong ice pressure easing this afternoon.

 

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)

Storm warning in effect

South Labrador Sea - southern half

Issued 09:30 AM NST 26 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 - southern half

Issued 09:30 AM NST 26 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 - southern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 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 AM NST 26 January 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 a.m. NST today low 946 mb located over eastern Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Tuesday low 970 mb located east of Greenland.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today trough from 946 mb low located over the
Mid Labrador Coast.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Tuesday trough from 970 mb low located east of
Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today ridge located over southern Quebec.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Tuesday ridge located over western Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:20 AM NST 26 January 2015 An intense low pressure system over the East Labrador Sea will track
northeast and exit the East Labrador Sea by this afternoon. Gale to
storm force northeasterlies north of its track and storm force
southwesterlies south of its track will shift to gale to hurricane
force northwesterlies in its wake. Winds will then diminish to strong
to gale force northwesterlies over most waters tonight.

Additionally, a trough of low pressure associated with the low over
the Mid Labrador Coast will move southeastward to lie east of the
Labrador Sea by Tuesday morning. Strong to gale force northwesterlies
will intensify to storm force this evening over southern sections of
the South Labrador Sea under the influence of this feature.

Marine interests are advised that a hurricane force wind warning is
in effect for the East Labrador Sea. Storm warnings are in effect for
all remaining waters except Lake Melville and the South Labrador
Coast. A gale warning is in effect for the South Labrador Coast.

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

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