South Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 17 February 2019

Tonight and Monday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind west 25 to 35 knots veering to northwest 35 to 45 late overnight except southwest 35 over southeastern sections. Wind increasing to northwest 50 to 60 near noon Monday except southwest 35 over eastern sections.

Periods of snow. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge moderate freezing spray over western sections tonight and Monday morning. Severe freezing spray over western sections Monday afternoon and evening.

Temperatures minus 8 to zero.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 17 February 2019
Tonight and Monday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres except 1 to 2 over western sections tonight and 6 to 8 over western sections Monday late in the day.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 17 February 2019
Tuesday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 45 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 February 2019 Today Tonight and Monday Bergy water except patches of 6 tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice in the extreme western section. Patches of 7 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 February 2019 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4830N 5300W to 4745N 4925W
to 4820N 4820W to 5005N 5015W to 5115N 4940W to 5230N 5030W to 5505N
5250W to 5630N 5710W to 5800N 5800W then northward. Sea ice north
and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except patches of 6 tenths grey-white ice including 2
tenths first-year ice in the extreme western section. Patches of 7
tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme
northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 February 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 17 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4739N 5247W to 4730N 4900W to 4920N 4715W to 5200N 4720W to 5700N
5400W to 6027N 5919W to 6510N 5439W to 5915N 5203W to 5832N 5003W
then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 17 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 17 February 2019

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 17 February 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 17 February 2019 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. NST today intensifying low 976 mb located over the
East Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Monday low 967 mb located over the South Labrador
Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 PM NST 17 February 2019 An intense low pressure system over the East Labrador Sea will remain
quasi-stationary throughout most of the forecast period. Gale to
storm force winds are expected over all waters with this system.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
all waters except Lake Melville and the East Labrador Sea - southern
half, where gale warnings are in effect.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for South Labrador Sea and Northwest Labrador Sea.

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