Huge Storm to Impact Eastern Canada

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Thursday, December 27, 2018

Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued several weather alerts from Northern Ontario to Newfoundland ahead of a large area of low pressure that will make for a stormy few days for Eastern Canada.

Across portions of Northwestern Ontario, North of Superior and Northeastern Ontario on Thursday and Thursday Night, snow will be heavy at times.

The snow will likely persist into Friday for North of Superior and Northeastern Ontario. Some areas may see total snowfall amounts of 20 to 35 centimetres. Blowing snow with poor visibility is also a threat. 

Associated with the same storm system, there will also be a threat of freezing rain Thursday evening and night across portions of Central and Eastern Ontario, as well as southern portions of Northeastern Ontario.

The snow and freezing rain will persist through Friday.

There is a widespread threat of freezing rain across Southern Quebec. Precipitation associated with this system will begin as snow before changing to freezing rain Friday evening. It will last for a few hours.

Snow will begin over western New Brunswick Friday morning and spread across the province. Snow will change to ice pellets or freezing rain and then to rain. The heaviest snow will fall in central and northern areas where 10 to 15 cm is possible. Meanwhile southern areas could receive up to 25 mm of rain. Several hours of freezing rain are possible across most of the province.

Over Prince Edward Island, snow will begin on Friday afternoon. The snow will change to  ice pellets or freezing rain to rain Friday evening. There will also be strong winds.

Nova Scotia will see the snow beginning on Friday afternoon. The snow will change through ice pellets or freezing rain to rain Friday night then to rain on Saturday. Snowfall amounts of 2 to 5 cm are likely over southern portions of the province while the north could receive up to 10 cm of snow. The snow will be followed by rainfall of 20 to 30 mm. There will also be strong winds.

In Newfoundland, on Friday night snow will begin, spreading to all areas by Saturday morning. Snow will change to freezing rain and then to rain Saturday evening. Except for the Great Northern Peninsula and the Northeast Coast where precipitation will remain as snow. The heaviest snow will fall over the northeast coast where 30 cm is possible, central and western Newfoundland could see 10 to 15 cm, lesser amounts are expected elsewhere. There will also be strong wind.



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