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Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 03 February 2023

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind north 25 knots increasing to northeast 35 Saturday morning then backing to northwest 35 Saturday afternoon.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate freezing spray becoming severe Saturday morning.

Temperatures minus 27 to minus 19.

Waves

Issued 06:00 PM NST 03 February 2023
Tonight and Saturday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 3 to 5 Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM NST 03 February 2023
Sunday Wind northwest 45 to 55 knots diminishing to northwest 35 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 3 February 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday 8 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 3 February 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 5803N 5746W to 5906N 5815W to 6120N 5739W
then northeastwards. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

8 tenths first-year ice including a trace of old ice.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 3 February 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4855N 4840W to 5050N 4745W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 4 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 - northwestern half

Issued 4:00 PM NST 03 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 - northwestern half

Issued 4:00 PM NST 03 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 4:00 PM NST 3 February 2023 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. NST today trough located over Labrador Sea.
By 9:30 p.m. NST tonight weakening trough located over Labrador Sea.

At 4:00 p.m. NST today intensifying low 980 mb located over the
Quebec Lower North Shore.
By 9:30 a.m. NST Saturday low 956 mb located north of Groswater Bay.

At 9:30 a.m. NST Saturday approaching low 952 mb located over
Labrador Sea.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 PM NST 3 February 2023 An elongated trough of low pressure stretching from Labrador to south
of Newfoundland will move to lie over the Labrador Sea on Saturday
where it will intensify into a deep low pressure system. The low will
then drift southward Saturday night.

Strong to gale force east to northerlies ahead of the trough will
strengthen storm to hurricane force winds tonight into Saturday.
To the south of the low gale to storm force southwesterlies are
expected. Gale to storm force northwesterlies will develop late in
the day on Saturday in the wake of the low.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warnings are
in effect for Mid Labrador Coast, South Labrador Sea - northern half
and East Labrador Sea. Storm warnings are in effect for all remaining
waters except Northwest Labrador Sea - northwestern half where a gale
warning is in effect.

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

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