Mid Labrador Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 21 February 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Wind northwest 15 knots backing to west 15 early this morning with gusts to 25 near fjords. Wind becoming variable 10 to 15 this evening except southwest 15 to 20 over southern sections Wednesday.

Flurries beginning late overnight. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Risk of freezing spray Wednesday.

Temperatures minus 20 to minus 12 rising to minus 12 to minus 6 Wednesday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 20 February 2017
Tonight and Tuesday Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 21 February 2017
Thursday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 25 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday 9 plus tenths of first-year ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the northeastern sections. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4755N 5305W to 4740N 5000W
to 4830N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 5800N 5800W then northward. Sea ice
north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

9 plus tenths of first-year ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year
ice including a trace of old ice in the northeastern sections.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4721N 5248W to 4530N 4715W to 4545N 4500W to 5045N 4630W to 5300N
4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5121N 5826W to Newfoundland near 5025N 5723W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM NST 21 February 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. NST today trough located north of Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday trough located over northern Labrador
Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over Labrador.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday ridge located over Newfoundland.

By 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday approaching low 996 mb located over
northern Quebec.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 AM NST 21 February 2017 A trough of low pressure will approach the Labrador Sea from the
north while a ridge of high pressure over Labrador drifts
southeastward throughout the forecast period. Strong to gale force
northwesterlies can be expected over northwestern waters today
between these features.

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

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Labrador Sea.

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