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North Labrador Coast

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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 28 January 2021

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots today and tonight. Wind northwest 35 Friday.

Flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 4.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 28 January 2021
Today Tonight and Friday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 28 January 2021
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 January 2021 Today Tonight and Friday Ice pressure warning in effect. 7 tenths grey-white ice including 3 tenths first-year ice except 9 plus tenths first-year ice in the northwestern section. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice and along parts of the coast today and continuing Friday. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 January 2021 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4925N 5420W to 5030N 5510W
to 5130N 5430W to 5315N 5415W to 5555N 5700W to 5800N 5800W then
northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

7 tenths grey-white ice including 3 tenths first-year ice except 9
plus tenths first-year ice in the northwestern section. Strong ice
pressure in the pack ice and along parts of the coast today and
continuing Friday.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:41 PM EST 27 January 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
4957N 5530W to 5000N 5255W to 5700N 5330W to 6300N 5800W to 6415N
5600W to 5720N 4830W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5132N 5649W to Newfoundland near 5120N 5637W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

North Labrador Coast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 28 January 2021

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

North Labrador Coast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 28 January 2021

Moderate or severe freezing spray is 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

North Labrador Coast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 January 2021

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 AM NST 28 January 2021 Today Tonight and Friday At 9:30 a.m. NST today intensifying trough located on a line
east-west over the Strait of Belle Isle.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Friday trough located over Funk Island Bank.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over western Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:12 AM NST 28 January 2021 A trough of low pressure over the Strait of Belle Isle will continue
to intensify today while slowly drifting southward. Strong to gale
force northerlies will persist between the trough and a nearly
stationary ridge over Western Labrador.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for the
Labrador coast and South Labrador Sea - northern half.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all regions with open water except South Labrador Sea -
southern half and East Labrador Sea.

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