North Labrador Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 21 February 2018

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots except west 25 near fjords. Wind becoming northwest 20 late overnight except northwest 35 over northern sections. Wind northwest 20 except northwest 35 over northern sections Thursday.

Risk of freezing spray.

Temperatures near minus 25.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 21 February 2018
Today Tonight and Thursday. Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 21 February 2018
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to west 15 late in the day.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind west 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday 9 plus tenths grey ice including 1 tenth first-year ice except 9 plus tenths first-year ice in the extreme northern section. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5250W to 4730N 4850W
to 5040N 4820W to 5500N 5225W to 5600N 5555W to 5800N 5750W then
northward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

9 plus tenths grey ice including 1 tenth first-year ice except 9
plus tenths first-year ice in the extreme northern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 February 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4800N 5300W to 4900N 4800W to 5015N 4715W to 5115N 4715W to 5700N
5330W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from Newfoundland
near 5134N 5600W to the Labrador coast near 5154N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

Less than 10 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

North Labrador Coast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 21 February 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 AM NST 21 February 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary low 952 mb located east
of Greenland.

At 3:30 p.m. NST today deepening low located near the Gaspe
Peninsula.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Thursday low 975 mb located northeast of Belle
Isle Bank.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today ridge located over central Labrador.
By 4:00 p.m. NST today weakening ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over Labrador Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:20 AM NST 21 February 2018 An intense low pressure system will remain quasi-stationary east of
Greenland today. Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure over Central
Labrador will weaken as it moves over the Labrador coast this
afternoon. Strong to gale force northwesterlies will subside later
today as the ridge approaches. Northwesterly gales will redevelop
over most waters on Thursday as another intensifying low pressure
system passes southeast of the marine district.

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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