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Northwest Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 27 January 2023

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to northwest 45 to 55 this morning then diminishing to northwest 35 to 45 late overnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 Saturday morning then backing to southwest 25 Saturday afternoon.

Snow changing to flurries this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray over western sections early this morning. Freezing spray today and Saturday except severe freezing spray over western sections today and tonight.

Temperatures minus 10 to minus 2 falling to minus 18 to minus 10 this evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 27 January 2023
Today Tonight and Saturday. Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this morning and to 5 to 7 this afternoon. Seas building to 7 to 9 this evening then subsiding to 5 to 7 late overnight and to 3 to 5 Saturday morning. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 27 January 2023
Sunday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 26 January 2023 Today Tonight and Friday 2 tenths first-year ice except 7 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 26 January 2023 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from 5803N 5805W to 6024N 5838W to 6142N
5807W then northeastwards. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 6200N 5747W to 6217N 5728W then
northeastwards. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

2 tenths first-year ice except 7 tenths first-year ice including a
trace of old ice in the western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 26 January 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4925N 4910W to 5020N 4800W to 5215N 4845W to 5815N
5630W to 6005N 5015W to 5805N 4545W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Jan estimated from Quebec near
5120N 5832W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 27 January 2023

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 27 January 2023

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 27 January 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 975 mb located near Lake Melville.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday low 970 mb located east of the East
Labrador Sea.

By 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday building ridge located over Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:40 AM NST 27 January 2023 An intense low pressure system over Lake Melville will cross the
Labrador Sea today. Gale to storm force southeasterly to
northeasterly winds ahead of the low will shift to gale to storm
force west to northwesterlies in its wake. Winds will ease tonight
and Saturday as a ridge of high pressure builds in from the west.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
all waters except Lake Melville where a gale warning is in effect.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all regions with open water.

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