North Labrador Coast - north of Saglek

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 26 February 2017

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 knots diminishing to southeast 25 this afternoon and to variable 15 this evening. Wind increasing to west 35 near midnight and to west 45 late overnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 25 Monday afternoon.

Snow ending near noon Monday. Periods of light snow beginning Monday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Risk of freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 16 to minus 8.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 26 February 2017
Today Tonight and Monday Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 26 February 2017
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Thursday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 26 February 2017 Today Tonight and Monday 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 26 February 2017 Today Tonight and Monday

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 northeastern
section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 26 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5301W to 4600N 4730W to 4600N 4600W to 4700N 4545W to 5030N
4600W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 26 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 09:30 AM NST 26 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 9:30 AM NST 26 February 2017 Today Tonight and Monday At 9:30 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over the East Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NST today ridge located east of the East Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today intensifying low 986 mb located over
eastern Quebec.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Monday low 964 mb located over Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:11 AM NST 26 February 2017 An intense low pressure system approaching from the southwest will
move over Western Labrador today and over the Labrador Sea tonight.
Gale to storm force southeasterly winds ahead of the system will
shift to gale force westerly for all waters.

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

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

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