North Labrador Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 20 February 2019

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots except northwest 35 over northern sections tonight and Thursday.

Risk of freezing spray.

Temperatures near minus 22.

Waves

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

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 20 February 2019
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice of the northern section today and continuing Thursday. 

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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.

9 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice. Strong ice
pressure in the pack ice of the northern section today and
continuing Thursday.

 

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

North Labrador Coast

Issued 9:30 PM NST 20 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

North 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 9:30 PM NST 20 February 2019 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight low 936 mb located east of the Marine
District.
By 9:30 p.m. NST Thursday low 956 mb located east of Greenland.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight ridge located over Quebec.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Thursday quasi-stationary ridge located over
western Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:17 PM NST 20 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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