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North Labrador Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 20 January 2021

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots becoming east 35 near midnight then diminishing to southeast 25 Thursday afternoon. Wind diminishing to southeast 15 to 20 Thursday evening.

Snow changing to flurries Thursday morning. Visibility near zero in snow.

Over open water risk of freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 14 rising to minus 6 to zero near midnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 20 January 2021
Today Tonight and Thursday. Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 20 January 2021
Friday Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the morning.
Saturday Wind northeast 15 to 20 knots.
Sunday Wind north 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 January 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 tenths grey-white ice except 9 tenths grey-white ice including 2 tenths first-year ice in the northern section. Strong ice pressure today easing Thursday afternoon. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 January 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 5105N 5545W to 5220N 5340W
to 5500N 5445W to 5800N 5730W then northeastward. Sea ice west of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

9 tenths grey-white ice except 9 tenths grey-white ice including 2
tenths first-year ice in the northern section. Strong ice pressure
today easing Thursday afternoon.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:30 PM EST 19 January 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5105N 5545W to 5115N 5345W to 5700N 5330W to 5935N 5620W to 6430N
5530W to 6000N 5100W to 5640N 4725W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5139N 5635W to Newfoundland near 5125N 5623W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

North Labrador Coast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 20 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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

North Labrador Coast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 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 20 January 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 a.m. NST today trough located on a line north-south over
the Northwest Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Thursday departing trough located on a line
north-south over the Torngat Mountains.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight trough located southeast of Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Thursday trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Northwest Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today low 970 mb located over Belle Isle Bank.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Thursday low 985 mb located over the Mid Labrador
Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:23 AM NST 20 January 2021 A trough of low pressure over the Northwest Labrador Sea will move
slowly westwards today and depart the district tonight. Meanwhile,
another trough will approach the district from the southeast tonight
to lie over the Northwest Labrador Sea Thursday afternoon. Strong to
gale force northwesterlies ahead of the first trough will shift to
gale to storm force easterlies in its wake as the second trough
approaches. Winds will shift to strong southerlies to the south of
the second trough on Thursday.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
East Labrador Sea. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining
waters except Lake Melville.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for South Labrador Coast, Mid Labrador Coast, South Labrador
Sea, and Northwest Labrador Sea - southwestern half.

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