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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Two Systems to Bring Heavy Snow to Parts of NL

An area of low pressure will pass southeast of the Avalon Peninsula on Thursday afternoon. As it does so it will bring snow to the Avalon Peninsula, Burin Peninsula, through to Clarenville and Gander, north to the Bay of Exploits and Bonavista North.

Afterwards the low will bring snow to the Northern Peninsula while the west coast remains untouched.

It all gets started on Thursday afternoon when the snow will start on the Avalon. Snow will move onto the Northern Peninsula by Thursday night. The snow will end on the Avalon on Friday morning, snow will linger through parts of central until mid-morning and continue on the Northern Peninsula until Friday afternoon.

Snowfall amounts will be heaviest on the Avalon where 20 to 50 cm is expected. 20 to 40 cm is expected on parts of the Northern Peninsula.

Winds will be the strongest on the Avalon Peninsula where southeastern sections of the Avalon Peninsula could see wind gusts over 100 km/h on Thursday evening. Winds in St. John's and coastal areas of the Avalon Peninsula could see winds gusts to 80 km/h.

That's what's expected in Newfoundland... now onto Labrador where a low is already impacting coastal sections.

For northern coastal areas, 15 to 30 cm of snow is possible combined with maximum wind gusts to 80 km/h. These conditions will result in blizzard conditions at times from this morning through Thursday morning.

Along the southern coast, 10 to 15 cm is expected with wind gusts to 80 km/h from this morning until this evening.


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