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Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 04 February 2023

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots backing to west 25 to 35 Sunday morning.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water severe freezing spray.

Temperatures minus 28 to minus 20.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 04 February 2023
Tonight and Sunday. Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 04 February 2023
Monday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 20.
Wednesday Wind northeast 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 4 February 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday 8 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 4 February 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5803N 5746W to 5952N 5803W to 6120N 5739W
then northeastwards. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

8 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 4 February 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4905N 4815W to 5045N 4720W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 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 04 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Issued 9:30 PM NST 04 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 4 February 2023 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over Belle Isle Bank.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Sunday merging trough located south of Greenland.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight low 948 mb located over the southern East
Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Sunday merging low 954 mb located south of
Greenland.

At 4:00 p.m. NST Sunday low 980 mb located southeast of Greenland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:35 PM NST 4 February 2023 A complex and intense area of low pressure will continue to affect
the Labrador Sea tonight. A trough of low pressure over the Belle
Isle Bank will merge with a low pressure system over the East
Labrador Sea. The merged low will then move east of the marine
district on Sunday.

Storm to hurricane force northerlies can be expected to the north of
these features, with gale to storm force southwesterlies to their
south. Winds will diminish to gale to storm force northwesterlies
tonight in its wake and further weaken to strong to gale force west
to southwesterlies throughout the day on Sunday as it departs.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warning is in
effect for South Labrador Coast. Storm warnings are in effect for all
remaining waters except Lake Melville, North 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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