North Labrador Coast - north of Saglek

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 17 January 2017

Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 15 knots increasing to south 20 after midnight and to south 35 near noon Wednesday.

Flurries beginning Wednesday afternoon.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning after midnight.

Temperatures minus 25 rising to minus 15 near noon Wednesday.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 17 January 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 17 January 2017
Thursday Wind south 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light in the afternoon.
Friday Wind light.
Saturday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday 9 tenths of grey ice including 1 tenth of first-year ice except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice in the extreme northeastern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5305W to 5000N 5315W
to 5300N 5045W to 5500N 5230W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice
west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

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

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 January 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5100N 5600W to 5030N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 5300N 5000W to 5700N
5500W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5128N 5649W to Newfoundland near 5118N 5640W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

North Labrador Coast

Issued 4:00 PM NST 17 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

North Labrador Coast

Issued 4:00 PM NST 17 January 2017

Moderate or severe freezing spray is occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 17 January 2017 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. NST today building ridge located over northern
Labrador.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Wednesday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today approaching low located over Hudson Bay.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:44 PM NST 17 January 2017 A ridge of high pressure over Northern Labrador will move to lie over
the Labrador Sea by Wednesday afternoon. Strong to gale force north
to northwesterly winds ahead of the high diminish light to moderate
in it vicinity.

A low pressure system over Hudson Bay will move to lie over Northern
Quebec on Wednesday. Strong to gale force southerly winds will
develop over northern waters ahead of this low.

Marine interests are advised the gale warnings are in effect for
North Labrador Coast and Northwest Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all open waters.

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