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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Update on the Atlantic Canada Storm

It is important to note that weather models are not in agreement with snowfall and rainfall amounts. Please keep that in mind.

A low pushing through Atlantic Canada is making this a white Friday as opposed to Black Friday.

There are several travel disruptions and closures in anticipation of the storm.

The Maritimes have already seen one dose, but now snow squalls are expected.

For northwestern sections of Nova Scotia and on Prince Edward Island there are snow squalls expected. From Friday afternoon to Saturday evening, 20 to 40 cm is expected for northern Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Highlands and eastern Prince Edward Island.

In Newfoundland, the Avalon and Burin are seeing snow. That snow will change over to rain with a risk of ice pellets as the day goes on.

Central Newfoundland will hold on to snow all day before a changeover to rain overnight. Some areas near the coast could see rain or a rain-snow mix. This rain-snow mix will result in lower snowfall amounts.

Western Newfoundland will see snow continuing. Some areas near the coast could see rain or a rain-snow mix. This rain-snow mix will result in lower snowfall amounts. As the low pulls away, snow squalls are possible on the west coast on Sunday.

Gusty winds are expected across the Island.

In Labrador, coastal areas could see snowfall amounts up to 40 cm and wind gusts to 120 km/h. These severe conditions will linger through Sunday.

On the Avalon Peninsula in central Newfoundland, there are several school closures and delayed openings.

All Marine Atlantic crossings scheduled for today are now rescheduled for Saturday. However, crossings on Saturday may be impacted as well.

Current Alerts

Snowfall Warning For:

Norman Bay to Lodge Bay

Clarenville and Vicinity

Terra Nova

Gander and Vicinity

Green Bay - White Bay

Bay St. George

Corner Brook and Vicinity

Gros Morne

Parson's Pond - Hawke's Bay

Port Saunders and The Straits

Northern Peninsula East

Winter Storm Warning For:

Postville - Makkovik

Rigolet and Vicinity

Cartwright to Black Tickle

Wind Warning For:

Hopedale and Vicinity

Snow Squall Warning For:

Queens County P.E.I.

Kings County P.E.I.

Snow Squall Watch For:

Prince County P.E.I.

Snow Squall Warning For:

Pictou County

Antigonish County

Inverness County - South of Mabou

Inverness County - Mabou And North

Victoria County

Snow Squall Watch For:

Cumberland County North and Cobequid Pass

Colchester County North

Special Weather Statement For:

St. John's and Vicinity

Avalon Peninsula North

Avalon Peninsula Southeast

Avalon Peninsula Southwest

Burin Peninsula

Upper Lake Melville

Eagle River

Deer Lake - Humber Valley

Grand Falls-Windsor and Vicinity

Buchans and the Interior

Bonavista Peninsula

Bonavista North

Bay of Exploits


Burgeo - Ramea

Alerts are reproduced with the permission of Environment and Climate Change Canada.

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