Northwest Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 21 January 2019

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Wind west 25 knots except variable 10 to 15 over southern sections. Wind diminishing to north 15 to 20 this afternoon except west 25 over northwestern sections. Wind north 15 to 20 except west 25 over northwestern sections Tuesday.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 16 to minus 8.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 21 January 2019
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Outside the ice edge seas 2 metres subsiding to 1 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 21 January 2019
Wednesday Wind northwest 20 knots diminishing to variable 15 in the morning.
Thursday Wind west 20 knots.
Friday Wind variable 15 knots increasing to east 35 to 45.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 21 January 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday 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 21 January 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday

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 21 January 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5130N 5529W to 5130N 5430W to 5245N 5030W to 5500N 5115W to 5700N
5500W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5152N 5607W to Newfoundland near 5133N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 21 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 9:30 AM NST 21 January 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 a.m. NST today low 985 mb located over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Tuesday low 990 mb located over Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:18 AM NST 21 January 2019 An intense area of low pressure over the Gulf of St. Lawrence will
very slowly track northeastward to lie over the Belle Isle Bank by
Tuesday morning. Strong to gale force northeasterlies will develop
ahead of this feature over southern waters today and will persist on
Tuesday.

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

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

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