Northwest Labrador Sea - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 19 January 2018

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 30 knots except northeast 30 over eastern sections. Wind increasing to northeast 35 Saturday morning except variable 15 to 20 over southern sections.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray over western sections tonight and Saturday.

Temperatures minus 8 to zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 19 January 2018

Northwest Labrador Sea - northern half

Tonight and Saturday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 4 metres.

Northwest Labrador Sea - southern half

Tonight and Saturday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 19 January 2018
Sunday Wind north 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 19 January 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water except 5 tenths grey-white ice including 1 tenth first-year ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 19 January 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5800N 5720W to 6020N 5845W to 6145N 5720W
then eastwards. Sea ice northwest of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 5 tenths grey-white ice including 1 tenth
first-year ice in the extreme northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 19 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5330N 5615W to 5330N 5200W to 5500N 5130W to 5700N 5300W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 19 January 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 9:30 PM NST 19 January 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 9:30 PM NST 19 January 2018 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight intensifying trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Saturday trough located on a line east-west over
Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight ridge located over western Labrador.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Saturday ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over eastern Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:16 PM NST 19 January 2018 An intensifying trough of low pressure will persist over the Labrador
Sea throughout the forecast period. As the trough deepens, strong to
gale force easterlies will develop over northeastern waters, while
strong to gale force westerlies to northwesterlies can be expected to
its west and south.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
North Labrador Coast and the Labrador Sea.

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

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