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Northwest Labrador Sea

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 19 January 2022

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 late overnight and to west 10 to 15 near noon Thursday except west 25 over northwestern sections.

Flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray late this afternoon tonight and Thursday morning. Freezing spray over northwestern sections Thursday afternoon and evening.

Temperatures minus 12 to minus 4 falling to minus 16 to minus 8 overnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 19 January 2022
Today Tonight and Thursday. Outside the ice edge seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 Thursday morning and to 2 to 3 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 19 January 2022
Friday Wind west 20 knots.
Saturday Wind southwest 25 knots.
Sunday Wind southwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 19 January 2022 Today Tonight and Thursday Bergy water except 7 tenths grey-white ice including 1 tenth first-year ice in the western section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 19 January 2022 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5803N 5738W to 6230N 5918W to 6354N 5755W
then northeastward. Sea ice northwest of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

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

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:08 PM EST 19 January 2022

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 20 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5210N 5550W to 5125N 5145W to 5215N 5000W to 5425N 5125W to
5600N 5500W to 5920N 5655W to 6035N 5210W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 19 January 2022

'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

Issued 4:00 PM NST 19 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 19 January 2022 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. NST today trough located on a line north-south over
the East Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Thursday trough located east of Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today ridge located over Quebec.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Thursday ridge located over eastern Labrador.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:42 PM NST 19 January 2022 A trough of low pressure over the East Labrador Sea will move east of
the district tonight. Strong to gale force southeasterlies ahead of
the trough will shift to west to northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Lake Melville and the Mid Labrador Coast - north of
Hopedale.

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

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