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South Labrador Coast

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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 21 February 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind west 35 knots increasing to west 45 to 55 near noon then diminishing to northwest 35 to 45 early this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 late this evening and to southwest 15 late overnight. Wind increasing to southwest 25 Saturday morning then diminishing to southwest 15 Saturday evening.

Flurries ending this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Risk of freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 20 rising to minus 9 Saturday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 21 February 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday. Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 21 February 2020
Sunday Wind west 25 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to light.
Tuesday Wind southeast 20 knots diminishing to west 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 February 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday 9 tenths new ice including 3 tenths grey ice except 9 tenths grey-white ice including 4 tenths first-year ice in the northeastern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 February 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4830N 5300W to 4845N 4925W
to 5355N 5015W to 5655N 5805W to 5800N 5905W then northward. Sea ice
west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

9 tenths new ice including 3 tenths grey ice except 9 tenths
grey-white ice including 4 tenths first-year ice in the northeastern
section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 21 February 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4747N 5247W to 4800N 4800W to 4900N 4720W to 5045N 4720W to 5530N
5130W to 6100N 5700W to 6300N 5400W to 5830N 5000W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5133N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

26 to 50 icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

South Labrador Coast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 21 February 2020

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 AM NST 21 February 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 a.m. NST today weakening low 984 mb located over the
northern South Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday dissipating low 1000 mb located east of
Belle Isle Bank.

At 9:30 a.m. NST today ridge located over western Labrador.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Saturday departing ridge located over the East
Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:20 AM NST 21 February 2020 An intense low pressure system over the South Labrador Sea will drift
southeastward today and slowly weaken. Gale to storm force
northwesterlies will diminish today as the low dissipates.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
South Labrador Coast, Mid Labrador Coast, and South Labrador Sea.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters except Lake
Melville and the North Labrador Coast.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Labrador Sea.

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