North Labrador Coast
Issued 09:30 AM NDT 17 March 2018
Today Tonight and Sunday.
Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northeast 15 to 20 Sunday morning and to northwest 30 Sunday afternoon except north 15 to 20 over northern sections.
Periods of snow. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.
Risk of freezing spray Sunday.
Temperatures minus 4 to zero falling to minus 12 to minus 4 Sunday afternoon.
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Ice ForecastsIssued 10:00 AM EDT 17 March 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday
Ice EdgeIce edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4715N 5245W to 4855N 5050W
to 5520N 5240W to 5610N 5530W to 5800N 5700W then northward. Sea ice
north and west of the ice edge.
Ice CoverageIce pressure warning in effect.
9 plus tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice
except 9 plus tenths first-year ice in the southeastern and northern
sections. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice today and continuing
Iceberg BulletinIssued 11:00 AM EDT 17 March 2018
Iceberg LimitIceberg limit at 0000 UTC 17 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4650N 5404W to 4545N 5330W to 4530N 4745W to 4530N 4600W to 4800N
4600W to 5300N 4930W to 5600N 5200W then eastwards.
Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 17 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5820W to Newfoundland near 5041N 5717W.
Iceberg CountLess than 10 icebergs.
Warnings (In effect)
North Labrador CoastIssued 10:00 AM EDT 17 March 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 9:30 AM NDT 17 March 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 a.m. NDT today dissipating trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Northwest Labrador Sea.
At 9:30 a.m. NDT today deepening low 980 mb located over eastern
Funk Island Bank.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Sunday low 970 mb located over Belle Isle Bank.
At 9:30 a.m. NDT today quasi-stationary low 982 mb located over
the Quebec Lower North Shore.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 9:19 AM NDT 17 March 2018 A trough of low pressure over the Northwest Labrador Sea will weaken
as it remains nearly stationary today. Gale force east to
southeasterlies northeast of the trough will diminish this afternoon
as the trough weakens.
Meanwhile, a deepening low pressure system over Funk Island Bank will
move to lie over Belle Isle Bank tonight. Strong to gale force east
to northeasterlies will develop north of the low on Sunday.
Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for
East Labrador Sea.
Marine interests are also advised that a freezing spray warning is in
effect for Northwest Labrador Sea.
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