Large Storm Possible in Newfoundland

Posted by on Monday, March 27, 2017

An area of low pressure that is currently over Oklahoma will move northeastward over the next few days.

By Wednesday the low will be south of the Avalon Peninsula. It will be there that the storm will undergo rapid intensification.

The low is expected to linger for several days, possibly lasting until Saturday.

Early on Thursday snow will begin over the Island. Snow will be heavy and persistent over the Avalon and central Newfoundland.

On the southeastern Avalon, snow may change over to rain by Thursday night before changing back to snow.

While considerably uncertainty remains with exact forecast amounts, we expect the Avalon and Central Newfoundland to receive significant snowfall. Snowfall amounts could total over 50 cm. We may also see wind gusts up to 130 km/h.

A slight shift in the track could drastically decrease or increase these numbers.

The Team

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