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South Labrador Sea

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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 17 January 2020

Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots increasing to northwest 35 to 45 late overnight except northwest 50 over southeastern sections overnight and Saturday.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 11 to minus 3.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 17 January 2020
Tonight and Saturday. Outside the ice edge seas 5 to 7 metres becoming 3 to 5 near midnight except 5 to 7 over southern sections.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 17 January 2020
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to northeast 25 to 35.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday Bergy water except 6 tenths grey ice including 1 tenth grey-white ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5300W to 4920N 5240W
to 5020N 5540W to 5200N 5340W to 5440N 5340W to 5615N 5645W to 5800N
5800W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 6 tenths grey ice including 1 tenth grey-white
ice in the extreme northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 January 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5226N 5538W to 5345N 5400W to 5700N 5600W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 17 January 2020

'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 9:30 PM NST 17 January 2020

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 17 January 2020 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight low 995 mb located over the East Labrador
Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday dissipating low 996 mb located east of
the East Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight low 960 mb located southeast of the
Avalon Peninsula.
By 9:30 p.m. NST Saturday low 959 mb located south of Greenland.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight quasi-stationary ridge located over
western Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:21 PM NST 17 January 2020 A low pressure system over the East Labrador Sea will slowly weaken
as it tracks east and dissipates west of Greenland tonight.
Meanwhile, an intense low pressure system over the Northern Grand
Banks will track to lie southeast of the Labrador Sea on Saturday.
Gale to storm force northwesterlies are forecast over most waters
throughout the forecast period due to these systems.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
South Labrador Coast and 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 all regions with open water.

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