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Lake Melville


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 04 February 2023

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 knots increasing to north 45 to 55 this afternoon then diminishing to northwest 35 this evening. Wind diminishing to west 25 late overnight then backing to southwest 15 to 20 Sunday morning.

Snow and blowing snow changing to flurries this evening and ending overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in blowing snow.

High today minus 8. Low tonight minus 26. High Sunday minus 22.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 04 February 2023
Monday Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind southwest 15 knots.
Wednesday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 February 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday Consolidated first-year ice. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 3 February 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4842N 5305W to 4933N
5332W to 5015N 5520W to 5237N 5136W to 5441N 5156W to 5621N 5601W to
5803N 5746W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 6120N 5739W to 6200N 5721W then
northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Consolidated first-year ice.


Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Lake Melville

Issued 04:00 AM NST 04 February 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM NST 4 February 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 956 mb located near Lake Melville.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Sunday low 968 mb located over eastern Belle
Isle Bank.

At 4:00 a.m. NST today trough from low located on a line
northwest-southeast over Belle Isle Bank.
By 4:00 a.m. NST Sunday low 956 mb located over the East Labrador

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 AM NST 4 February 2023 A complex and intense area of low pressure will pivot over the
Labrador Sea today. A first low pressure system will track
southeastward from near Lake Melville to the Belle Isle Bank.
A trough extending from that low will intensify into a second low
pressure system over the East Labrador Sea. Both lows will then drift
southeastward tonight and move east of the marine district on Sunday.

Gale to storm force east to northerlies ahead of these systems will
strengthen to storm to hurricane force north to northwesterly winds
this morning. To the south of these lows, gale to storm force
southwesterly winds are expected. Winds will weaken to gale to storm
force northwesterlies tonight in their wake and further weaken to
strong to gale force west to southwesterlies throughout the day on
Sunday as they depart.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warnings are
in effect for South Labrador Coast, 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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