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Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 31 January 2023

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 Wednesday afternoon.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water risk of freezing spray today and Wednesday. Freezing spray beginning Wednesday afternoon.

Temperatures minus 23 to minus 15.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 30 January 2023
Tonight and Tuesday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 Tuesday morning then subsiding to 1 to 2 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 31 January 2023
Thursday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Friday Wind variable 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots increasing to northwest 55 to 65.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 30 January 2023 Today Tonight and Tuesday 2 tenths first-year ice except 7 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the northwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 30 January 2023 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5803N 5704W to 6000N 5819W to 6132N 5754W
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 northwestern section.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:10 PM EST 30 January 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 31 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4925N 4800W to 5040N 4655W to 5815N 5630W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 31 Jan estimated from Quebec near
5120N 5832W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Issued 04:00 AM NST 31 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 4:00 AM NST 31 January 2023 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. NST today intensifying low 1008 mb located over the
northern East Labrador Sea.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Wednesday low 994 mb located over the northern
East Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:40 AM NST 31 January 2023 A low pressure system will deepen as it stalls over northern sections
of the East Labrador Sea today and Wednesday. Strong to gale force
northwesterlies will develop over the Labrador Sea as the low
deepens.

Marine interests are advised that a gale warning is in effect for
East Labrador Sea.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for the Labrador Sea.

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