North Labrador Coast - north of Saglek

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 24 January 2017

Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 late overnight and to variable 10 to 15 Wednesday morning.

Risk of freezing spray tonight and Wednesday morning.

Temperatures minus 22 to minus 15.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 24 January 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 24 January 2017
Thursday Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots.
Friday Wind east 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind northeast 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 January 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday 9 plus tenths of grey ice including 1 tenth of first-year ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice in the northern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 January 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4810N 5255W to 5055N 5145W
to 5135N 5005W to 5520N 5150W to 5615N 5605W to 5800N 5700W then
northward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

9 plus tenths of grey ice including 1 tenth of first-year ice except
9 plus tenths of first-year ice in the northern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 24 January 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5030N 5615W to 4900N 5100W to 4900N 4830W to 5200N 4830W to 5300N
4930W to 5700N 5300W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 Jan estimated from Quebec near
5125N 5734W to Newfoundland near 5100N 5659W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

North Labrador Coast - north of Saglek

Issued 4:00 PM NST 24 January 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 4:00 PM NST 24 January 2017 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. NST today quasi-stationary low 956 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today ridge located over western Labrador.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Wednesday ridge located from the North Labrador
Coast to Lake Melville.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 PM NST 24 January 2017 An intense low pressure system southeast of Greenland will remain
nearly stationary today and tonight, drifting away on Wednesday.
Meanwhile a ridge of high pressure over Western Labrador will begin
to drift slowly eastward. Gale to storm force northwesterlies over
most waters will gradually diminish overnight tonight and Wednesday
as the ridge moves out into the Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Labrador Sea. Gale warnings are in effect for the South Labrador
Coast, Mid Labrador Coast - Hopedale and south and the North Labrador
Coast - north of Saglek.

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

Due to extensive ice coverage, freezing spray warnings will be
suspended for Labrador coastal waters until the ice begins to
retreat. In the meantime, there is still a risk that freezing spray
may be encountered in any leads or small openings.

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