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Northwest Labrador Sea - southeastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 02 February 2023

Tonight and Friday.

Wind variable 15 knots increasing to southwest 15 to 20 Friday morning then becoming variable 15 Friday afternoon.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray Friday morning and afternoon.

Temperatures minus 17 to minus 9.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 02 February 2023
Tonight and Friday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 or less near midnight then building to 1 to 2 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 02 February 2023
Saturday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to northeast 45 to 55 in the morning and to northwest 55 to 65 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northwest 45 to 55 knots diminishing to northwest 35.
Monday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 2 February 2023 Today Tonight and Friday Bergy water except 7 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the extreme southwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 2 February 2023 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5803N 5746W to 5933N 5824W to 6132N 5754W
then northeastwards. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 7 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old
ice in the extreme southwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 2 February 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4900N 4900W to 5050N 4745W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 3 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5845W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea - southeastern half

Issued 9:30 PM NST 02 February 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 9:30 PM NST 2 February 2023 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight intensifying trough located south of the
East Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Friday departing trough located east of the
Marine District.

At 4:00 a.m. NST Friday approaching low 990 mb located near the
St. Lawrence River.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:22 PM NST 2 February 2023 A low pressure system will approach from the southwest tonight and
track northeastward to lie over the South Labrador Coast by Friday
evening. Strong to gale force east to northeasterlies ahead of the
low will spread across most regions on Friday afternoon and evening.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Mid Labrador Coast. Gale warnings are in effect for South Labrador
Coast and South Labrador Sea - southern half.

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

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