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Northwest Labrador Sea - southeastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 AM NST 08 February 2023

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 35 knots diminishing to southwest 25 near noon and to southwest 15 early this evening. Wind increasing to northwest 25 near midnight and to northwest 35 early Thursday morning.

Flurries. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate freezing spray ending this evening. Moderate at times severe freezing spray beginning near midnight.

Temperatures minus 6 falling to minus 16 to minus 8 near midnight.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 08 February 2023
Today Tonight and Thursday. Outside the ice edge seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 early this evening and to 1 to 2 late this evening. Seas building to 2 to 3 Thursday morning and to 3 to 4 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 08 February 2023
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 20 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 8 February 2023 Today Tonight and Thursday Bergy water except 8 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the western section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 8 February 2023 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5803N 5746W to 6030N 5707W then
northeastwards. Sea ice northwest of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water except 8 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old
ice in the western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:08 PM EST 7 February 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5015N 5631W to 4930N 4900W to 5135N 4720W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 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 - southeastern half

Issued 09:30 AM NST 08 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 - southeastern half

Issued 09:30 AM NST 08 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 AM NST 8 February 2023 Today Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 a.m. NST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over the Northwest Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Thursday trough located on a line north-south
over the East Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:23 AM NST 8 February 2023 A trough of low pressure over the Northwest Labrador Sea will move
southeastward to lie over the East Labrador Sea by early Thursday
morning. Strong to gale force southwesterlies ahead of the trough
will shift to strong to gale force northwesterlies as it passes.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Lake Melville and South Labrador Coast.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for South Labrador Sea, Northwest Labrador Sea - southeastern
half, and East Labrador Sea.

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