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Northwest Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 13 November 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind west 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 this morning then increasing to north 25 to 35 this afternoon. Wind increasing to northwest 45 to 55 this evening and to northwest 55 to 65 late overnight except northwest 45 to 55 over western sections. Wind becoming northwest 45 to 55 Thursday morning then diminishing to west 35 to 45 Thursday evening.

Flurries changing to snow this afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 13 November 2019

Northwest Labrador Sea - northern half

Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this afternoon then building to 2 to 3 this evening. Seas building to 3 to 5 late overnight and to 5 to 7 near noon Thursday.

Northwest Labrador Sea - southern half

Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this evening and to 7 to 9 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 5 to 7 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 13 November 2019
Friday Wind southwest 35 knots diminishing to southwest 20 in the morning.
Saturday Wind north 25 to 35 knots increasing to northwest 40 to 50.
Sunday Wind northwest 40 to 50 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 12 November 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 12 November 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Meta Incognita Peninsula near 6215N 6555W to
6215N 6405W to 6650N 6005W to 6830N 6525W to 7005N 6610W to 7125N
6515W to 7200N 6715W to 7230N 6420W then northeastward. Sea ice
northwest of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 12 November 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Nov estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5210N 5545W to 5100N 5200W to 5100N 4830W to 5200N 4730W to
5530N 5400W to 6100N 5900W to 6200N 5400W to 5800N 4800W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Hurricane force wind warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 13 November 2019

'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM NST 13 November 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. NST today deepening low 994 mb located northeast of
Anticosti Island.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Thursday low 960 mb located over the eastern
Northwest Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Labrador Coast.
By 9:30 a.m. NST today dissipating ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the East Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:44 AM NST 13 November 2019 A low pressure system north of Anticosti Island will rapidly
intensify as it moves to lie over the Northwest Labrador Sea by
overnight tonight. Strong to gale force northeasterlies ahead of the
low will shift to gale to hurricane force northwesterlies in its
wake. Westerly winds will slowly diminish late on Thursday as the low
moves northwards into Davis Strait.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warnings are
in effect for the South Labrador Sea - northwestern half, Northwest
Labrador Sea and East Labrador Sea. Storm warnings are in effect for
the Labrador coast and South Labrador Sea - southeastern half. A gale
warning is in effect for Lake Melville.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Lake Melville and the Labrador coast.

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