North Labrador Coast - Saglek and south

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 28 February 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Wind northwest 30 knots with gusts to 45 near fjords. Wind diminishing to west 25 late this evening and to variable 10 to 15 Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to north 15 to 20 Wednesday afternoon.

Flurries ending early this evening. A few flurries beginning Wednesday afternoon.

Risk of freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 22 to minus 16.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 28 February 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 28 February 2017
Thursday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to north 25 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northwest 35 knots increasing to northwest 50.
Saturday Wind northwest 50 knots diminishing to northwest 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 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 extreme southeastern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 February 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4730N 5235W to 4725N 5100W
to 4830N 4900W to 5045N 4830W to 5515N 5200W to 5630N 5615W 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 extreme southeastern
section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 27 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5301W to 4545N 4730W to 4545N 4600W to 4700N 4545W to 5030N
4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5046N 5900W to Newfoundland near 5000N 5741W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 AM NST 28 February 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 a.m. NST today trough located north of the Northwest
Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Wednesday weakening trough located over the East
Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today trough located on a line east-west over
the East Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday departing trough located southeast of
Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today ridge located west of Labrador.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Wednesday ridge located east of Labrador Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:23 AM NST 28 February 2017 A trough of low pressure north of the Northwest Labrador Sea will
track southeast over the course of the day. Meanwhile, another trough
of low pressure over the East Labrador Sea will move southeastward
and out of the district by this evening.

A ridge of high pressure will approach the district today. Winds will
increase to strong to gale force northwesterlies over most waters
today between the troughs and the approaching ridge.

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

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

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