South Labrador Sea - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 31 January 2015

Today Tonight and Sunday

Wind north 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 near noon except northwest 25 over western sections. Wind becoming southeast 20 late overnight then increasing to east 30 Sunday morning.

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

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray over western sections today and tonight.

Temperatures minus 7 to zero rising to plus 2 overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 31 January 2015
Today Tonight and Sunday Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this afternoon and to 3 to 5 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 31 January 2015
Monday Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southwest 25 knots increasing to northeast 35 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind northwest 50 to 60 knots diminishing to west 25 to 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 30 January 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water except 7 tenths of grey-white ice including 2 tenths of first-year ice in the southern and western sections. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 30 January 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5035N 5000W to 5400N 5055W to 5545N 5515W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 7 tenths of grey-white ice including 2 tenths of first-year ice in the southern and western sections.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 30 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 30 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4740N 5245W to 5045N 4715W to 5200N 4715W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 30 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5157N 5553W to Newfoundland near 5136N 5550W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 31 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 31 January 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight low 986 mb located over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence.
By 9:30 p.m. NST Sunday low 978 mb located off the Mid Labrador
Coast.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight quasi-stationary trough located off the
Mid Labrador Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today dissipating trough located over the East
Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 AM NST 31 January 2015 An area of low pressure south of Nova Scotia will track northwards to
lie over the Gulf of St. Lawrence overnight and off the Mid Labrador
Coast by Sunday evening. A trough of low pressure ahead of this low
will develop off the Mid Labrador Coast overnight and remain
quasi-stationary as it deepens through Sunday. As the low approaches,
strong to gale force northwesterlies will develop west of the trough,
while strong to gale force easterlies develop to it's east.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
Mid Labrador Coast, North Labrador Coast, Northwest Labrador Sea, and
East Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all open waters except the East Labrador Sea.

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