North Labrador Coast - north of Saglek
Issued 09:30 AM NST 19 February 2020
Today Tonight and Thursday.
Storm warning in effect.
Wind light increasing to northwest 15 knots this afternoon and to northwest 35 this evening. Wind increasing to northwest 45 to 55 late overnight then diminishing to northwest 35 to 45 Thursday evening.
Risk of freezing spray tonight and Thursday.
Temperatures minus 21 rising to minus 15 this evening then falling to minus 24 Thursday afternoon.
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Ice ForecastsIssued 10:00 AM EST 19 February 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday
Ice EdgeIce edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4825N 5305W to 4805N 4930W
to 5415N 5105W to 5610N 5535W to 5800N 5730W then northward. Sea ice
west of the ice edge.
Ice CoverageIce pressure warning in effect.
9 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice. Strong ice
pressure in the pack ice developing Thursday morning.
Iceberg BulletinIssued 11:00 AM EST 19 February 2020
Iceberg LimitIceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4830N 5308W to 4815N 4850W to 4900N 4810W to 5045N 4730W to 5530N
5130W to 6100N 5700W to 6300N 5400W to 5830N 5000W then eastwards.
Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Feb estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5150N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5133N 5600W.
Iceberg CountUnknown number of icebergs.
Warnings (In effect)
North Labrador CoastIssued 09:30 AM NST 19 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.
North Labrador Coast - north of SaglekIssued 10:00 AM EST 19 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 9:30 AM NST 19 February 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. NST today deepening low 996 mb located over Labrador
By 4:00 p.m. NST Thursday low 975 mb located over the Northwest
At 9:30 a.m. NST today ridge located over Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NST today departing ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the East Labrador Sea.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 9:16 AM NST 19 February 2020 A low pressure system will form over the Labrador Sea this afternoon
and rapidly deepen tonight. Gale to storm force northwesterly winds
are forecast west and south of this system while strong to gale force
easterlies are expected to its east.
Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
North Labrador Coast, South Labrador Sea, and Northwest Labrador Sea.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters except Lake
Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Labrador Sea.
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