Mid Labrador Coast - Hopedale and south

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NDT 25 March 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 knots increasing to northwest 35 to 45 Sunday morning.

Flurries ending near noon. Flurries beginning near noon Sunday. 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 25 March 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 plus tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice developing today and continuing Sunday. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 25 March 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4700N 4840W
to 4840N 4655W to 5500N 5200W to 5630N 5540W to 5800N 5700W then
northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

9 plus tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice. Strong
ice pressure in the pack ice developing today and continuing Sunday.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 25 March 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5304W to 4515N 4800W to 4515N 4600W to 4715N 4145W to 5000N
4145W to 5145N 4615W to 5300N 5000W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Mar estimated from Newfoundland
near 4907N 5824W to Quebec near 5015N 6018W.

Iceberg Count

More than 100 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Mid Labrador Coast - Hopedale and south

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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Mid Labrador Coast

Issued 10:36 AM EDT 25 March 2017

Navigators in this marine area should be on the lookout for hazardous ice conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Please refer to the latest ice forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio 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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