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South Labrador Sea

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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 22 January 2020

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Wind southwest 25 knots increasing to southwest 30 near midnight. Wind southwest 30 Thursday.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray today and this evening. Freezing spray over western sections overnight and Thursday.

Temperatures minus 14 to minus 6 rising to minus 6 to minus 2 overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 22 January 2020

South Labrador Sea - eastern half

Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 Thursday morning.

South Labrador Sea - western half

Today Tonight and Thursday. Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 2 this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 22 January 2020
Friday Wind northwest 35 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 January 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water except 8 tenths grey ice including including a trace of first-year ice in the extreme western section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 January 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 4920N 5210W
to 5025N 5520W to 5155N 5330W to 5500N 5400W to 5655N 5700W to 5800N
5730W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

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

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 21 January 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5223N 5538W to 5330N 5400W to 5700N 5600W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 09:30 AM NST 22 January 2020

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 22 January 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 a.m. NST today departing trough located east of the East
Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today low 992 mb located over Hudson Bay.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Thursday low 994 mb located over the Torngat
Mountains.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today ridge located over Labrador Coast.
By 9:30 p.m. NST tonight dissipating ridge located over Labrador
Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:24 AM NST 22 January 2020 A low pressure system will approach from the northwest tonight and
cross the northern marine district Thursday. Strong to gale force
southwesterlies will develop ahead of the low.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for
East Labrador Sea - southeastern half.

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

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