Northwest Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 20 January 2019

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 25 to 35 knots becoming west 25 late overnight except variable 15 over southern sections. Wind diminishing to north 15 Monday afternoon.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge moderate at times severe freezing spray ending Monday afternoon.

Temperatures minus 16 to minus 8.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 20 January 2019
Tonight and Monday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Monday morning and to 1 to 2 Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 20 January 2019
Tuesday Wind north 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind north 20 knots.
Thursday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 January 2019 Today Tonight and Monday Bergy water except 8 tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice in the western section. 9 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 January 2019 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5800W to 6030N 5900W to 6330N 5800W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 8 tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths
first-year ice in the western section. 9 tenths first-year ice
including a trace of old ice in the extreme northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 January 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5130N 5530W to 5130N 5500W to 5300N 5045W to 5500N 5115W to 5700N
5500W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5152N 5607W to Newfoundland near 5133N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 20 January 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 20 January 2019

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 PM NST 20 January 2019 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. NST today low 982 mb located south of Greenland.
By 9:30 p.m. NST tonight low 988 mb located southeast of Greenland.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight low 987 mb located over the Gulf of Maine.
By 9:30 p.m. NST Monday low 986 mb located over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:54 PM NST 20 January 2019 An intense low pressure system south of Greenland will move to lie
southeast of Greenland by this evening. Strong to gale force west to
northwesterlies can be expected in the wake of the low over most
waters tonight. Winds will continue to diminish tonight as the low
moves away.

Another area of low pressure will move to lie over the Gulf of St.
Lawrence on Monday where it will remain nearly stationary until late
Tuesday. A warm front associated with this low will extend
northeastward towards Southern Labrador on Monday. Strong to gale
force northeasterlies will develop ahead of this feature over
southern waters.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except North Labrador Coast.

Marine interests are advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all regions with open water.

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