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Northwest Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 14 December 2019

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 20 Sunday morning and to east 25 to 35 Sunday afternoon. Wind increasing to east 35 to 45 Sunday evening.

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

Temperatures minus 10 to minus 5 rising to zero Sunday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 14 December 2019
Tonight and Sunday. Seas 2 metres subsiding to 1 late overnight then building to 2 Sunday afternoon. Seas building to 3 to 4 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 14 December 2019
Monday Wind east 40 to 50 knots.
Tuesday Wind east 40 to 50 knots diminishing to east 35.
Wednesday Wind east 25 to 35 knots diminishing to variable 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 14 December 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday Bergy water except 6 tenths new ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 14 December 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 6045N 6245W to 6140N 6000W to 6435N 5750W
then northward. Sea ice northwest of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 6 tenths new ice in the extreme northwestern
section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 14 December 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 15 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5145N 5622W to 5145N 5500W to 5230N 5400W to 5445N 5400W to
5800N 5700W to 5900N 5700W to 6000N 5300W to 5800N 4900W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 14 December 2019

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. 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 9:30 PM NST 14 December 2019 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight intensifying low 984 mb located over
southern Quebec.
By 9:30 p.m. NST Sunday low 965 mb located over western Labrador.

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

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:08 PM NST 14 December 2019 An intense low pressure system will approach Labrador from the
southwest on Sunday. Gale to storm force east to southeasterlies will
spread across most waters on Sunday ahead of this system.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
South Labrador Sea. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining
waters except Lake Melville.

Marine interests are also advised that a freezing spray warning is in
effect for South Labrador Sea.

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