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East Labrador Sea

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 21 February 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25 this afternoon then backing to west 15 to 20 near midnight. Wind backing to southwest 25 Saturday morning.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Occasional freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 6 to zero falling to minus 10 to minus 2 this evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 21 February 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 21 February 2020
Sunday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind variable 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2020 Today Tonight and Friday Forecasts available to mariners upon request. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2020 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4825N 5305W to 4755N 4930W
to 5415N 5105W to 5610N 5535W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice
west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 February 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4830N 5308W to 4805N 4825W to 4900N 4805W to 5045N 4730W to 5530N
5130W to 6100N 5700W to 6300N 5400W to 5830N 5000W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5133N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

Forecasts available to mariners upon request.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

East Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 21 February 2020

'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

East Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 21 February 2020

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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM NST 21 February 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 979 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 4:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over western Labrador.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday ridge located over Labrador Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 AM NST 21 February 2020 An intense low pressure system over the Northern 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.

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

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