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Northwest Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 14 December 2019

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 25 knots except west 15 over southern sections. Wind diminishing to variable 10 to 15 this evening then increasing to southeast 15 to 20 Sunday morning. Wind increasing to east 25 to 35 Sunday afternoon and to east 35 to 45 Sunday evening.

Flurries changing to snow Sunday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over northern sections late this afternoon and this evening.

Temperatures minus 10 to minus 5 rising to zero Sunday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 14 December 2019
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this morning and to 1 to 2 this evening. Seas building to 2 to 3 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 14 December 2019
Monday Wind east 40 to 50 knots.
Tuesday Wind east 40 to 50 knots diminishing to east 35.
Wednesday Wind east 25 to 35 knots diminishing to variable 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 14 December 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday Bergy water except 6 tenths new ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 14 December 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 6045N 6245W to 6140N 6000W to 6435N 5750W
then northward. Sea ice northwest of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 6 tenths new ice in the extreme northwestern
section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 14 December 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 15 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 14 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 14 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 14 December 2019 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. NST today departing low 979 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight intensifying low 984 mb located over
southern Quebec.
By 9:30 p.m. NST Sunday low 965 mb located over western Labrador.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today ridge located over Labrador.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Sunday departing ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the East Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 PM NST 14 December 2019 Strong to gale force northwesterlies over the East Labrador Sea will
diminish tonight as a ridge of high pressure approaches from the
west.

An intense low pressure system will approach Labrador from the
southwest on Sunday. Gale to storm force east to southeasterlies will
spread across most waters on Sunday ahead of this system.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
South Labrador Sea. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining
waters except Lake Melville.

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

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