South Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 13 December 2017

Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind east 40 knots except east 30 over northern sections late this evening. Wind increasing to east 50 Thursday morning then diminishing to southwest 35 Thursday afternoon.

Snow ending Thursday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Temperatures minus 3 to zero rising to zero to plus 4 Thursday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 13 December 2017
Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this evening and to 5 to 7 after midnight. Seas building to 7 to 10 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 13 December 2017
Friday Wind south 35 knots.
Saturday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 13 December 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday Bergy water except 7 tenths of new ice along parts of the Labrador coast. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 13 December 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5135N 5535W to 5305N 5520W
to 5430N 5640W to 5600N 6025W to 5750N 6130W to 5955N 6320W to 6030N
6235W then northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 7 tenths of new ice along parts of the Labrador
coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 13 December 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 14 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5225N 5540W to 5000N 5230W to 5400N 4700W to 5500N 4730W to
6000N 5900W to 6100N 5400W to 5700N 5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

South Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Issued 9:30 PM NST 13 December 2017

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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 PM NST 13 December 2017 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight intensifying low 968 mb located north of
the Gaspe Peninsula.
By 9:30 p.m. NST Thursday low 959 mb located over northern Labrador.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight trough from 968 mb low located over the
Gulf of St. Lawrence.
By 9:30 p.m. NST Thursday trough from 959 mb low located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Labrador Sea.

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

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:25 PM NST 13 December 2017 A low pressure system north of the Gaspé Peninsula will intensify as
it moves to lie over Northern Labrador by Thursday evening. A warm
frontal trough associated with the low will move northwards across
the Labrador Sea on Thursday. Strong to gale force easterlies will
spread northward tonight ahead of the low and increase to gale to
storm force on Thursday morning. Winds will shift to strong to gale
force southerlies behind the system.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
South Labrador Coast, Mid Labrador Coast, South Labrador Sea,
Northwest Labrador Sea - southern half, and East Labrador Sea.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Lake Melville, Mid Labrador Coast, and North Labrador
Coast.

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