Northwest Labrador Sea - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 11 December 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots increasing to northwest 35 to 45 this evening. Wind northwest 35 to 45 Wednesday.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 4.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 10 December 2018
Tonight and Tuesday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 11 December 2018
Thursday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 10 December 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday Bergy water except 2 tenths grey ice in the northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 10 December 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 6015W to 5930N 5900W to 6040N 6000W to
6315N 5755W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 2 tenths grey ice in the northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 10 December 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 11 Dec estimated from Newfoundland near
5130N 5530W to 5130N 5430W to 5230N 5000W to 5500N 5000W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 11 Dec estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5145N 5630W to Newfoundland near 5125N 5615W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 11 December 2018

'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 04:00 AM NST 11 December 2018

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 AM NST 11 December 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary trough located over the
coast of Greenland.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary high located over Quebec.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:43 AM NST 11 December 2018 A large area of high pressure will remain quasi-stationary over
Quebec and a trough of low pressure will remain quasi-stationary over
the coast of Greenland. Gale force northwesterlies will persist over
most waters throughout the forecast period between these features.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
South Labrador Coast, North Labrador Coast - north of Saglek, and the
Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except Lake Melville.

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