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North Labrador Coast

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 28 March 2020

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 25 late overnight and to variable 10 to 15 near noon Sunday. Wind increasing to south 15 to 20 Sunday evening.

Periods of snow ending this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Risk of freezing spray.

Temperatures near minus 10.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NDT 28 March 2020
Today Tonight and Sunday. Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 28 March 2020
Monday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind north 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind north 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 27 March 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday Ice pressure warning in effect. 8 tenths grey ice including 2 tenths grey-white ice except 9 tenths first-year ice in the eastern section. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice developing Saturday morning over southern sections. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 27 March 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5250W to 4635N 4705W
to 4750N 4645W to 4920N 4900W to 5150N 5000W to 5510N 5240W to 5625N
5550W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice north then west of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

8 tenths grey ice including 2 tenths grey-white ice except 9 tenths
first-year ice in the eastern section. Strong ice pressure in the
pack ice developing Saturday morning over southern sections.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:42 PM EDT 27 March 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4638N 5335W to 4600N 5130W to 4525N 4620W to 4700N 4420W to 4830N
4430W to 5100N 4550W to 5330N 4800W to 5835N 5525W to 6100N 5300W to
5800N 4900W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5017N 6004W to Newfoundland near 4900N 5825W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

North Labrador Coast

Issued 04:00 AM NDT 28 March 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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

North Labrador Coast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 27 March 2020

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 4:00 AM NDT 28 March 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. NDT today deepening low 984 mb located over the
northeastern Gulf of St. Lawrence.
By 4:00 a.m. NDT Sunday low 996 mb located north of Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:38 AM NDT 28 March 2020 A low pressure system over the Northeastern Gulf of St. Lawrence will
move to lie north of the Labrador Sea Sunday morning. Strong to gale
force southeasterlies over eastern waters and gale to storm force
northwesterlies over western waters will persist as the low tracks
northwards across the Labrador Sea today. Winds will diminish to
moderate to strong westerlies in the wake of the low on Sunday.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Mid Labrador Coast. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining
waters except South Labrador Coast.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for South Labrador Sea and Northwest Labrador Sea.

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