Another Storm Ahead for the Province

Posted by on Monday, March 13, 2017

An area of low pressure that is expected to hammer the U.S. Northeast and Southern Ontario will push through Southern Quebec and the Maritime provinces on Tuesday night, then will have an impact on Newfoundland and Labrador on Wednesday.

Then on Wednesday night, that low is expected to spawn as a second weaker low pressure system that will impact us on Thursday.

Regional Analysis

  • Avalon: Snow will begin around 6 am on Wednesday morning. Snow will quickly change over to freezing rain and then a transition to rain. Snowfall amounts of 2 to 4 cm is likely followed by 5 to 10 mm of rain. Wind gusts up to 90 km/h are expected.
  • South Coast: Overnight Tuesday snow will begin along the southwestern Coast. Snow will quickly change to ice pellets and then to freezing rain. 5 to 10 cm of snow is possible followed by rainfall of 20 to 30 mm. Wind gusts up to 90 km/h are forecast.
  • Central: Snow will begin around 3 am. For most of the day on Wednesday precipitation will likely remain as snow with 10 to 15 cm. On Thursday freezing rain is possible briefly, before a transition to about 2 to 4 mm of rain. Wind will gust to 80 km/h on Thursday.
  • West Coast: Snow starts at 3 am. 10 to 15 cm of snow is expected on Wednesday, followed by another 15 to 20 cm on Thursday. Scattered patches of freezing rain are possible. Winds will gust to 70 km/h.
  • Northern Peninsula: Snow will be started in all areas by 9 am on Wednesday. 5 to 10 cm is likely on Wednesday followed by 10 to 15 cm on Thursday. Scattered patches of freezing rain are possible. Wind gusts will be highest on Thursday with gusts up to 80 km/h.
  • Labrador: By 12 pm we will begin to see snow in southern Labrador. 10 to 15 cm is possible into Thursday with gusts up to 60 km/h.

The Team

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