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Mid Labrador Coast - north of Hopedale

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 27 January 2023

Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 45 to 55 knots diminishing to northwest 35 early this evening and to northwest 25 near midnight. Wind backing to west 20 late overnight then to southwest 25 Saturday afternoon.

Flurries ending near midnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water severe freezing spray becoming moderate near midnight.

Temperatures minus 18 to minus 10 falling to minus 22 to minus 14 overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 27 January 2023
Tonight and Saturday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 1 to 2 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 27 January 2023
Sunday Wind south 20 knots increasing to northwest 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind west 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 January 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday 8 tenths grey ice including 1 tenth grey-white ice. Consolidated first-year ice along the coast. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 January 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4842N 5305W to 4933N
5332W to 5021N 5537W to 5132N 5437W to 5455N 5430W to 5803N 5743W
then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 6132N 5754W to 6159N 5721W then
northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

8 tenths grey ice including 1 tenth grey-white ice. Consolidated
first-year ice along the coast.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:50 PM EST 27 January 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4930N 4900W to 5000N 4745W to 5100N 4735W to 5815N
5630W to 6005N 5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Jan estimated from Quebec near
5120N 5832W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Mid Labrador Coast

Issued 9:30 PM NST 27 January 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

Mid Labrador Coast

Issued 9:30 PM NST 27 January 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 27 January 2023 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight low 969 mb located over the northern East
Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 p.m. NST Saturday departing low 980 mb located east of
Greenland.

At 4:00 a.m. NST Saturday ridge located over Labrador.
By 9:30 p.m. NST Saturday ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the East Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:21 PM NST 27 January 2023 An intense low pressure system over the East Labrador Sea will track
northeastwards to lie east of the marine district by overnight
tonight and east of Greenland by Saturday afternoon. Gale to storm
force northwesterly winds in the wake of the trough will diminish as
a ridge of high pressure builds in from the west.

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

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

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