North Labrador Coast - north of Saglek

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 24 February 2017

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to west 20 near noon Saturday and to variable 10 to 15 Saturday evening.

Risk of freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 25 to minus 20.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 24 February 2017
Tonight and Saturday Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 24 February 2017
Sunday Wind south 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southeast 25 knots diminishing to variable 20.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 February 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday 9 plus tenths of first-year ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme northeastern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 24 February 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4750N 5300W to 4740N 5000W
to 4830N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 5500N 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 northeastern
section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 24 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4655N 5300W to 4500N 4730W to 4500N 4615W to 4600N 4500W to 4700N
4445W to 5030N 4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 24 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5101N 5857W to Newfoundland near 5010N 5734W.

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 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM NST 24 February 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. NST today quasi-stationary trough located south
of Greenland.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over Labrador Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 PM NST 24 February 2017 A trough of low pressure south of Greenland will remain nearly
stationary throughout the period. Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure
along the Labrador coast will remain nearly stationary as it
strengthens tonight before moving out over western portions of the
Labrador Sea late on Saturday. Strong to gale force northwesterlies
between these features will strengthen to gale to storm force
tonight. Winds will begin to diminish on Saturday evening as the
ridge moves eastward.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
the East Labrador Sea. Gale warnings are in effect for the 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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