South Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 14 December 2017

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots backing to south 25 to 35 Friday morning then veering to southwest 35 to 45 Friday afternoon except variable 15 to 20 over northwestern sections.

Snow or rain changing to flurries Friday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over western sections tonight and Friday.

Temperatures minus 6 to plus 1.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 14 December 2017

South Labrador Sea - northern half

Tonight and Friday. Seas 7 to 10 metres subsiding to 5 to 7 this evening and to 3 to 5 near noon Friday.

South Labrador Sea - southern half

Tonight and Friday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 near noon Friday then building to 5 to 7 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 14 December 2017
Saturday Wind southwest 35 knots veering to northwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northwest 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 14 December 2017 Today Tonight and Friday Bergy water except 7 tenths of new ice along parts of the Labrador coast. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 14 December 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

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 14 December 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 15 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)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 14 December 2017

'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

South Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 14 December 2017

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 14 December 2017 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight quasi-stationary low 956 mb located over
northern Labrador.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight intensifying low 995 mb located south
of Newfoundland.
By 9:30 p.m. NST Friday low 956 mb located over the northern East
Labrador Sea.

By 9:30 p.m. NST tonight departing trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:17 PM NST 14 December 2017 An intense low pressure system over Northern Labrador will slowly
meander as it begins to weaken Friday. Gale to storm force easterlies
ahead of a trough associated with this system will shift to strong to
gale force southerlies in its wake.

A second intensifying low will approach from the south to reach the
East Labrador Sea by Friday afternoon, then move northwestward to
merge with the remnants of the first low on Friday night. Gale to
storm force southerlies will increase over southern and eastern
waters on Friday afternoon as this system crosses the East Labrador
Sea.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
North Labrador Coast and the Northwest Labrador Sea - northern 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 all waters except the East Labrador Sea.

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