Mid Labrador Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 23 January 2018

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light near midnight then increasing to east 20 Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to northeast 35 to 45 Wednesday afternoon.

Snow beginning Wednesday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Risk of freezing spray this evening. Risk of freezing spray Wednesday.

Temperatures minus 23 to minus 16 rising to minus 5 to zero Wednesday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 23 January 2018
Tonight and Wednesday. Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 23 January 2018
Thursday Wind north 35 to 45 knots increasing to northwest 45 to 55 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 25 to 35.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 plus tenths new ice including 2 tenths grey-white ice except 9 plus tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice in the southeastern section. Strong ice pressure developing Wednesday afternoon in the pack ice and along the coast. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 4935N 5320W
to 5015N 5425W to 4950N 5210W to 5400N 5140W to 5720N 5735W to 5800N
5830W then northwards. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

9 plus tenths new ice including 2 tenths grey-white ice except 9
plus tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice in the
southeastern section. Strong ice pressure developing Wednesday
afternoon in the pack ice and along the coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 23 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5320N 5550W to 5330N 5130W to 5500N 5130W to 5700N 5300W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Mid Labrador Coast

Issued 4:00 PM NST 23 January 2018

'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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Mid Labrador Coast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 January 2018

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 PM NST 23 January 2018 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. NST today quasi-stationary low 966 mb located southeast
of Greenland.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over central Labrador.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Wednesday departing ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over northern Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday low 986 mb located over New Brunswick.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Wednesday low 976 mb located north of Anticosti
Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 PM NST 23 January 2018 A low pressure system southeast of Greenland will remain nearly
stationary as a ridge of high pressure slowly approaches from the
southwest. Strong to gale force northwesterlies can be expected to
continue over northwestern waters between these two systems today and
tonight.

A second low pressure system will approach from the southwest on
Wednesday and cross Southeastern Labrador in the evening. Winds will
increase to strong to gale force easterlies as it approaches.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Lake Melville.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for South Labrador Sea and Northwest Labrador Sea.

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