Mid Labrador Coast - north of Hopedale

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 25 March 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 35 knots and locally gusts to 55 along the coast this afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 35 to 45 this evening.

Flurries beginning this afternoon. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Risk of freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 18 to minus 10.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 25 March 2017
Today Tonight and Sunday Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 25 March 2017
Monday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind north 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind north 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 24 March 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday 9 plus tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 24 March 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4715N 4735W
to 4745N 4615W to 5500N 5200W to 5545N 5500W to 5800N 5700W then
northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

9 plus tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 24 March 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5304W to 4515N 4800W to 4515N 4600W to 4715N 4200W to 4945N
4200W to 5130N 4630W to 5300N 5000W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5015N 5958W to Newfoundland near 4922N 5814W.

Iceberg Count

More than 100 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Mid Labrador Coast - north of Hopedale

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 25 March 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 AM NDT 25 March 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 a.m. NDT today low 990 mb located over the Northwest
Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 a.m. NDT Sunday low 998 mb located over the South Labrador
Sea.

At 9:30 a.m. NDT today trough from 990 mb low located on a line
north-south over the South Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Sunday quasi-stationary trough from 998 mb low
located over the East Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:17 AM NDT 25 March 2017 A trough of low pressure will sweep across the Labrador Sea today.
Strong to gale force westerlies associated with the trough will
diminish today or tonight. Meanwhile, a low pressure system over the
Northwest Labrador Sea will begin to slowly move southwards. Behind
this low, gale to storm force northwesterlies will develop over the
North Labrador Coast this afternoon and then spread southwards
tonight through Sunday.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
North Labrador Coast - north of Saglek. Gale warnings are in effect
for all remaining waters except Lake Melville and South Labrador Sea
- eastern half.

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

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