North Labrador Coast
Issued 09:30 AM NST 20 February 2017
Today Tonight and Tuesday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind variable 10 to 15 knots except northwest 35 over northern sections today tonight and Tuesday morning and northwest 25 over northern sections Tuesday afternoon.
Risk of freezing spray.
Temperatures minus 22 to minus 15.
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Ice ForecastsIssued 10:00 AM EST 19 February 2017 Today Tonight and Monday
Ice EdgeIce edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5255W to 4740N 5000W
to 4830N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 5800N 5800W then northward. Sea ice
north and west of the ice edge.
9 plus tenths of first-year ice.
Iceberg BulletinIssued 11:00 AM EST 19 February 2017
Iceberg LimitIceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4721N 5248W to 4545N 4715W to 4600N 4530W to 5045N 4630W to 5300N
4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.
Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5121N 5826W to Newfoundland near 5025N 5723W.
Iceberg CountUnknown number of icebergs.
Warnings (In effect)
North Labrador CoastIssued 09:30 AM NST 20 February 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 9:30 AM NST 20 February 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
east-west over Labrador.
At 9:30 a.m. NST today trough located north of Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Tuesday trough located northeast of the East
Marine Weather StatementIssued 9:14 AM NST 20 February 2017 A trough of low pressure will approach the Labrador Sea from the
north today then move northeast of the district on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure will remain quasi-stationary over
Labrador. Gale force northwesterlies can be expected over
northwestern waters today into Tuesday 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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