South Labrador Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 25 February 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 20 knots backing to west 15 this afternoon then becoming variable 10 to 15 this evening. Wind becoming southeast 15 late overnight then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Sunday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 Sunday afternoon.

Snow beginning near midnight changing to freezing rain Sunday morning then to rain and fog banks Sunday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow and in fog banks.

Risk of freezing spray this afternoon.

Temperatures minus 20 to minus 15 rising to minus 7 to plus 1 Sunday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 25 February 2017
Today Tonight and Sunday Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 25 February 2017
Monday Wind west 35 to 45 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 February 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday 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 25 February 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday

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 25 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 25 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 25 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5101N 5857W to Newfoundland near 5010N 5734W.

Iceberg Count

10 to 25 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

South Labrador Coast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 25 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 25 February 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary trough located south
of Greenland.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Labrador Coast.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Sunday ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over the East Labrador Sea.

By 4:00 a.m. NST Sunday approaching low 982 mb located over
northern Quebec.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:26 AM NST 25 February 2017 A trough of low pressure south of Greenland will remain nearly
stationary today and begin to weaken on Sunday. Meanwhile, a ridge of
high pressure along the Labrador coast will move out over western
portions of the Labrador Sea later today. Gale to storm force
northwesterlies over the Labrador Sea will diminish by Sunday morning
as the ridge moves eastward.

A very intense low pressure system will move over Western Labrador on
Sunday and over the Labrador Sea Sunday night. Gale force
southeasterly winds will spread across all waters on Sunday ahead of
this system.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
the 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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