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Northwest Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 13 December 2019

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming west 25 Saturday morning except west 15 over southern sections. Wind diminishing to west 15 Saturday evening.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray late this afternoon and tonight. Freezing spray over northern sections Saturday.

Temperatures minus 10 to minus 4.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 13 December 2019
Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday morning and to 1 to 2 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 13 December 2019
Sunday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to east 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind east 40 to 50 knots.
Tuesday Wind east 35 to 45 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 13 December 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water except 4 tenths new ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 13 December 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 6045N 6245W to 6155N 6005W to 6435N 5750W
then northward. Sea ice northwest of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 4 tenths new ice in the extreme northwestern
section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 13 December 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 14 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5145N 5622W to 5145N 5500W to 5230N 5400W to 5445N 5400W to
5800N 5700W to 5900N 5700W to 6000N 5300W to 5800N 4900W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 2019 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. NST today low 969 mb located southeast of Greenland.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Saturday departing low 969 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today ridge located over western Labrador.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Saturday ridge located over Labrador Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 PM NST 13 December 2019 An intense low pressure system southeast of Greenland will continue
to move southeastward tonight. Gale to storm force west to
northwesterlies over most waters behind the low will gradually
diminish through the forecast period.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
the East Labrador Sea. Gale warnings are in effect for the Labrador
coast, the South Labrador Sea, and the Northwest Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters except East Labrador Sea.

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