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South Labrador Sea

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 18 January 2022

Tonight and Wednesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots except southeast 25 over northwestern sections. Wind diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 late overnight except northwest 35 over northwestern sections. Wind becoming northwest 35 Wednesday morning.

Rain or snow becoming snow near noon Wednesday. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray over western sections Wednesday.

Temperatures zero falling to minus 10 to minus 2 Wednesday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 18 January 2022
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Outside the ice edge seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this morning and to 5 to 7 this afternoon except 7 to 9 over eastern sections overnight and Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 18 January 2022
Thursday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Friday Wind west 25 knots.
Saturday Wind west 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2022 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water except 7 tenths grey ice including 1 tenth first-year ice in the extreme northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2022 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4838N 5301W to 4930N 5315W
to 5030N 5519W to 5246N 5358W to 5444N 5456W to 5544N 5633W to 5803N
5738W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 7 tenths grey ice including 1 tenth first-year
ice in the extreme northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:15 PM EST 18 January 2022

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5210N 5550W to 5130N 5155W to 5215N 5030W to 5425N 5135W to
5600N 5500W to 5920N 5655W to 6035N 5210W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

South Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 18 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

South Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 18 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 PM NST 18 January 2022 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. NST today low 979 mb located over central Labrador.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Wednesday low 983 mb located north of Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today trough from low located on a line north-south
over the North Labrador Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Wednesday trough from low located on a line
north-south over the East Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 PM NST 18 January 2022 A low pressure system over Central Labrador will move northeastward
to lie over the Labrador Sea overnight and north of the district on
Wednesday. A trough extending northward and southward from the low
will move eastward to cross the Labrador Sea tonight and Wednesday.
Gale to storm force southeasterlies will persist ahead of the trough,
then shift to strong to gale force northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
South Labrador Sea and East Labrador Sea. Gale warnings are in effect
all remaining waters except Lake Melville.

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

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