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Northwest Labrador Sea

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM NST 26 January 2023

Tonight and Friday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind variable 15 knots increasing to northeast 25 to 35 late overnight and to northwest 45 to 55 Friday morning.

Flurries changing to snow overnight then to flurries Friday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate freezing spray beginning overnight becoming severe Friday evening.

Temperatures minus 18 to minus 10 rising to minus 6 to plus 2 Friday morning then falling to minus 14 to minus 6 Friday evening.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 26 January 2023
Tonight and Friday. Outside the ice edge seas 2 metres building to 3 to 5 Friday morning and to 7 to 9 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 26 January 2023
Saturday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to south 25 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35.
Monday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 26 January 2023 Today Tonight and Friday 2 tenths first-year ice except 7 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 26 January 2023 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from 5803N 5805W to 6024N 5838W to 6142N
5807W then northeastwards. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 6200N 5747W to 6217N 5728W then
northeastwards. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

2 tenths first-year ice except 7 tenths first-year ice including a
trace of old ice in the western section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 26 January 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4925N 4910W to 5020N 4800W to 5215N 4845W to 5815N
5630W to 6005N 5015W to 5805N 4545W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 27 Jan estimated from Quebec near
5120N 5832W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 26 January 2023

'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

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 9:30 PM NST 26 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 26 January 2023 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight intensifying low 982 mb located over
Anticosti Island.
By 9:30 p.m. NST Friday low 970 mb located over the East Labrador
Sea.

At 9:30 p.m. NST tonight dissipating ridge located over Labrador
Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:11 PM NST 26 January 2023 An intensifying low pressure system approaching from the southwest
will cross the Labrador Sea on Friday. Gale to storm force
southeasterly to northeasterly winds will develop ahead of the low
tonight before shifting to gale to storm force west to
northwesterlies in its wake on Friday.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
all waters except Lake Melville where a gale warning is in effect.

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

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