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Northwest Labrador Sea - southeastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 03 February 2023

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind variable 15 knots increasing to southwest 15 to 20 this morning then becoming variable 15 this afternoon. Wind increasing to east 35 to 45 near midnight and to northeast 50 to 60 overnight. Wind backing to northwest 50 to 60 Saturday evening.

Snow. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate freezing spray today. Moderate freezing spray beginning near midnight becoming severe Saturday evening.

Temperatures minus 17 to minus 9 rising to minus 4 Saturday morning then falling to minus 10 Saturday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 03 February 2023
Today Tonight and Saturday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 this morning and to 2 to 3 late overnight. Seas building to 4 to 6 Saturday morning and to 6 to 8 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 03 February 2023
Sunday Wind northwest 45 to 55 knots diminishing to northwest 35 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.

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)

Storm warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea - southeastern half

Issued 04:00 AM NST 03 February 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 - southeastern half

Issued 04:00 AM NST 03 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 4:00 AM NST 3 February 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. NST today trough located over Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 p.m. NST tonight weakening trough located over Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 986 mb located over Quebec.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday low 958 mb located over the Mid Labrador
Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:57 AM NST 3 February 2023 An intensifying low pressure system over Quebec will track
northeastward to lie over the South Labrador Coast by tonight and
over the Labrador Sea on Saturday. Strong to gale force east to
northerlies ahead of the low will spread across most regions today
and further intensify to storm to hurricane force winds tonight into
Saturday. To the south of the low gale to storm force southwesterlies
are expected. Gale to storm force northwesterlies will develop late
in the day on Saturday in the wake of the low.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warnings are
in effect for Mid Labrador Coast, South Labrador Sea - northern half
and East Labrador Sea. Storm warnings are in effect for all remaining
waters except South Labrador Coast and Northwest Labrador Sea -
northwestern half where gale warnings are in effect.

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

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