Mid Labrador Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 21 February 2019

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming west 25 this morning then increasing to northwest 35 Friday morning except northwest 15 to 20 over northern sections.

Risk of freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 22 to minus 16.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 20 February 2019
Tonight and Thursday. Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 21 February 2019
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice pressure warning in effect. 8 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice. Strong ice pressure along parts of the coast and in the pack ice today. Pressure easing Thursday afternoon. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4745N 5245W to 4735N 4955W
to 4805N 4825W to 4945N 5010W to 5110N 4900W to 5455N 5230W to 5535N
5605W to 5800N 5830W then northward. Sea ice north and west of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

8 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice. Strong ice
pressure along parts of the coast and in the pack ice today.
Pressure easing Thursday afternoon.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 February 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4725N 5250W to 4705N 4800W to 4900N 4625W to 5235N 4700W to 5700N
5400W to 6040N 5945W to 6325N 5535W to 5700N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Mid Labrador Coast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 21 February 2019

'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 20 February 2019

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 2019 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 939 mb located east of the Marine
District.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Friday low 964 mb located east of Greenland.

By 4:00 a.m. NST Friday intensifying trough located over the South
Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over the Maritimes.
By 4:00 p.m. NST today quasi-stationary ridge located over western
Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:43 AM NST 21 February 2019 An intense low pressure system east of the marine district will
maintain gale force northwesterlies over most areas tonight.
Winds will gradually diminish on Thursday over coastal waters as the
low weakens and a ridge of high pressure approaches from the west.

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 the Labrador Sea.

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