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Northwest Labrador Sea - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 29 January 2022

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 near midnight and to variable 10 to 15 overnight. Wind increasing to east 35 near noon Sunday and to northeast 40 to 50 Sunday evening.

Flurries ending near midnight. Snow Sunday. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate at times severe freezing spray ending overnight. Moderate freezing spray beginning near noon Sunday.

Temperatures minus 20 to minus 12 rising to minus 8 to zero Sunday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 29 January 2022
Today Tonight and Sunday. Outside the ice edge seas 2 metres subsiding to 1 near midnight then building to 3 to 5 Sunday afternoon. Seas building to 5 to 7 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 29 January 2022
Monday Wind north 45 to 55 knots diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 in the morning and to northwest 20 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind northwest 20 knots diminishing to light.
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 28 January 2022 Today Tonight and Saturday 5 tenths first-year ice except 9 plus tenths first-year ice in the extreme western section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 28 January 2022 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5803N 5618W to 6124N 5744W to 6207N 5724W
then northeastward. Sea ice northwest of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

5 tenths first-year ice except 9 plus tenths first-year ice in the
extreme western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:06 PM EST 28 January 2022

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5239N 5551W to 5050N 4940W to 5205N 4755W to 5930N 5625W to
6035N 5210W to 5830N 4700W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 29 January 2022

'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 29 January 2022

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 29 January 2022 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. NST today trough located north of Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 p.m. NST tonight departing trough located north of
Labrador Sea.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight deepening low 971 mb located east of
Cape Cod.
By 9:30 p.m. NST Sunday low 959 mb located over the South Labrador
Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today ridge located on a line east-west over
central Labrador.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Sunday ridge located on a line east-west over
Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:08 AM NST 29 January 2022 A trough of low pressure north of the marine district will drift
slowly northward today. Strong to gale force southwesterlies over the
Northwest Labrador Sea will diminish tonight as a ridge of high
pressure builds northward across the district.

A very intense low pressure system moving up the Eastern Seaboard
will track across the Maritimes tonight and across Southeastern
Labrador on Sunday to lie over the South Labrador Sea by Sunday
evening. Gale to storm force northeasterlies will spread across most
waters overnight into Sunday ahead of the low then shift to gale to
storm force northwesterlies to southwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
all waters except Lake Melville and North Labrador Coast where gale
warnings are in effect.

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

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