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North Labrador Coast - Saglek and south

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 20 February 2020

Tonight and Friday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 45 to 55 knots diminishing to northwest 35 to 45 near midnight and to northwest 25 late overnight. Wind diminishing to variable 10 to 15 near noon Friday.

Flurries ending overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Risk of freezing spray tonight and Friday morning.

Temperatures near minus 22.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 20 February 2020
Tonight and Friday. Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 20 February 2020
Saturday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Sunday Wind north 15 knots increasing to northwest 25.
Monday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 2020 Today Tonight and Friday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 tenths grey ice including a trace of first-year ice except 9 plus tenths first-year ice in the eastern section. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice today easing Friday morning. 

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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

Ice pressure warning in effect.

9 tenths grey ice including a trace of first-year ice except 9 plus
tenths first-year ice in the eastern section. Strong ice pressure in
the pack ice today easing Friday morning.

 

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

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

North Labrador Coast

Issued 9:30 PM NST 20 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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

North Labrador Coast - Saglek and south

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 February 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 9:30 PM NST 20 February 2020 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight low 975 mb located over the northern
South Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 p.m. NST Friday low 988 mb located over Belle Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:18 PM NST 20 February 2020 An intense low pressure system over the Northern South Labrador Sea
will drift southeastward tonight to lie southeast of the district on
Friday. Gale to storm force northwesterly winds are forecast south
and west of this system while strong to gale force east to
northeasterlies are expected to its north and east.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
the Labrador coast, South Labrador Sea, and Northwest Labrador Sea.
A gale warning is in effect for East Labrador Sea.

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

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