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Northwest Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 18 January 2022

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 knots except southeast 35 over southeastern sections. Wind becoming northwest 35 this evening. Wind northwest 35 Wednesday.

Snow becoming rain or snow near midnight then snow near noon Wednesday. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray over western sections late this afternoon tonight and Wednesday morning. Freezing spray Wednesday.

Temperatures minus 6 to plus 2 falling to minus 12 to minus 4 Wednesday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 18 January 2022
Tonight and Wednesday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres except 5 to 7 over southeastern sections.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 18 January 2022
Thursday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Friday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 January 2022 Today Tonight and Wednesday 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 18 January 2022 Today Tonight and Wednesday

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 2:15 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)

Gale warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 4:00 PM NST 18 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 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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