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Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 08 February 2023

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 30 knots increasing to north 35 near midnight then diminishing to northwest 20 near noon Thursday.

Flurries.

Risk of freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 20 to minus 12.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 08 February 2023
Tonight and Thursday. Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 08 February 2023
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 8 February 2023 Today Tonight and Thursday 8 tenths first-year ice except 9 plus 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 8 February 2023 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5803N 5746W to 6030N 5707W then
northeastwards. Sea ice northwest of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

8 tenths first-year ice except 9 plus tenths first-year ice
including a trace of old ice in the western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 8 February 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5015N 5640W to 4910N 4935W to 5245N 4730W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5845W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Issued 9:30 PM NST 08 February 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM NST 8 February 2023 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Northwest Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Thursday trough located over the East Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:30 PM NST 8 February 2023 A trough of low pressure over the Northwest Labrador Sea will move
southeastward to lie over the East Labrador Sea by Thursday. Strong
southwesterlies ahead of the trough will shift to strong to gale
force northwesterlies as it passes.

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

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for South Labrador Sea, Northwest Labrador Sea - southeastern
half, and East Labrador Sea.

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