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Mid Labrador Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 21 February 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 45 to 55 knots diminishing to northwest 35 to 45 this afternoon and to southwest 20 this evening. Wind diminishing to southwest 10 to 15 Saturday evening.

Flurries ending this afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Risk of freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 22 rising to minus 10 Saturday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 20 February 2020
Tonight and Friday. Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 21 February 2020
Sunday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots veering to northwest 25 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 15.
Tuesday Wind southeast 20 knots becoming northwest 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2020 Today Tonight and Friday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 tenths new ice including 4 tenths grey ice except 9 tenths grey-white ice including 4 tenths first-year ice in the eastern section. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice today and easing Friday afternoon. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2020 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4825N 5305W to 4755N 4930W
to 5415N 5105W to 5610N 5535W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice
west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

9 tenths new ice including 4 tenths grey ice except 9 tenths
grey-white ice including 4 tenths first-year ice in the eastern
section. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice today and easing Friday
afternoon.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 February 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4830N 5308W to 4805N 4825W to 4900N 4805W to 5045N 4730W to 5530N
5130W to 6100N 5700W to 6300N 5400W to 5830N 5000W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5133N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Mid Labrador Coast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 21 February 2020

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Mid Labrador Coast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2020

Navigators in this marine area should be on the lookout for hazardous ice conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Please refer to the latest ice forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM NST 21 February 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 979 mb located over the northern South
Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday dissipating low 1000 mb located east of
Belle Isle Bank.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over western Labrador.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday ridge located over Labrador Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 AM NST 21 February 2020 An intense low pressure system over the Northern South Labrador Sea
will drift southeastward today and slowly weaken. Gale to storm force
northwesterlies will diminish today as the low dissipates.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
South Labrador Coast, Mid Labrador Coast, and South Labrador Sea.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters except Lake
Melville.

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

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