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Northwest Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 28 January 2023

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 15 late overnight except southwest 25 over southeastern sections. Wind increasing to northwest 35 near noon Sunday.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate freezing spray ending overnight. Severe freezing spray beginning near noon Sunday.

Temperatures minus 18 to minus 10 rising to minus 10 to minus 2 near midnight then falling to minus 18 to minus 10 Sunday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 28 January 2023
Today Tonight and Sunday. Outside the ice edge seas 5 to 7 metres except 3 to 5 over northwestern sections. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 this morning and to 3 this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 28 January 2023
Monday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots backing to west 25 to 35 in the morning then diminishing to west 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 28 January 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday 2 tenths first-year ice except 9 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 28 January 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5803N 5743W to 5955N 5820W to 6132N 5754W
then northeastwards. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

2 tenths first-year ice except 9 tenths first-year ice including a
trace of old ice in the northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 3:02 PM EST 28 January 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4930N 4900W to 5000N 4745W to 5100N 4720W to 5815N
5630W to 6005N 5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Jan estimated from Quebec near
5120N 5832W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 28 January 2023

'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

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 28 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 PM NST 28 January 2023 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. NST today departing low 980 mb located east of
Greenland.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today trough located over Quebec.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Sunday trough located on a line north-south over
the Northwest Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today ridge located over Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 p.m. NST tonight departing ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the East Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 PM NST 28 January 2023 A trough of low pressure over Quebec will track eastward across
Labrador tonight and the Labrador Sea on Sunday. Strong
southwesterlies ahead of the trough will veer to strong to gale force
northwesterlies in the wake of the trough on Sunday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Lake Melville and East Labrador Sea.

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

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