Messy Storm System for the Province

Posted by on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

By mike epp - originally posted to Flickr as Sleet, CC BY 2.0,

Most areas of Newfoundland and Labrador are under a warning of some kind or a special weather statement as a large area of low pressure prepares to bear down on the province.

Precipitation will begin over the southwest coast of Newfoundland around noon today. From there precipitation will spread northward to all areas by midnight.

This low will be slow moving.

The west coast will see rain, snow, freezing rain, and ice pellets over the next few hours. By tonight precipitation should be changed over to rain with 20 mm possible combined with wind gusts up to 100 km/h.

On the Great Northern Peninsula, snow and ice pellets will change over to a brief period of freezing rain and then rain by Wednesday morning.

For central and the Avalon, an extended period of freezing rain is expected. About 8 hours of freezing rain is possible before temperatures warm on Wednesday morning. These areas will also see some snow and rain.

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In Labrador most areas will just see snow. There will be some ice pellets along the southeast coast.

The remainder of coastal Labrador will see heavy snow. 15 to 25 cm is possible by Wednesday.

Inland areas may pick up as much as 15 cm before tomorrow.

The Team

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