Lake Melville: Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM NST 21 November 2014 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. NST today departing low 988 mb located north of the
East Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 1000 mb located over
Anticosti Island.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday low 966 mb located over the South
Labrador Sea.
 

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 AM NST 21 November 2014 Strong to gale force westerlies over the northern half of the East
Labrador Sea will diminish this morning as a low pressure system to
the north of the region continues to track away.

A second low pressure system over the western gulf of st.
Lawrence will track northeastwards across the Strait of Belle Isle,
then rapidly intensify as it moves northwards into the South Labrador
Sea this evening. The system will then meander eastwards to lie just
south of the East Labrador Sea by Saturday afternoon. Strong to gale
force northeasterlies ahead of the low will shift to generally gale
to storm force northwesterlies in its wake. Hurricane force
northwesterlies are forecast for the Labrador coast south of
Hopedale.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warnings are
in effect for the South Labrador Coast and Mid Labrador Coast -
Hopedale and south. Storm warnings are in effect for South Labrador
Sea - western half and Northwest 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 Lake Melville and the Labrador coast.