Newfoundland Hammered by Weekend Low

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Monday, October 22, 2018
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Newfoundland was hit by a large low pressure system over the weekend.

The low formed over northern Ontario on Friday and tracked eastward to move off the Labrador coast on Sunday.

There was both heavy rain and strong wind.

Rainfall Totals:
  • St. Alban's: 123.9 mm
  • Saint-Pierre: 92.3 mm
  • Gander Int'l Airport: 82.4 mm
  • Appleton: 73.2 mm
  • Burnt Pond: 73.0 mm
  • Botwood: 68.8 mm
  • Kippens: 63.0 mm
  • Lewisporte: 59.5 mm
  • Stephenville RCS: 57.8 mm
  • Burin: 57.6 mm
  • Terra Nova Nat'l Park: 57.5 mm
  • Marystown: 56.6 mm
  • Grand Falls-Windsor: 56.4 mm
  • Corner Brook: 52.6 mm
  • La Scie: 52.6 mm
  • Twillingate: 50.8 mm
  • Burgeo: 50.4 mm
  • Stephenville Airport: 48.2 mm
  • Badger: 47.6 mm
  • Lethbridge: 47.0 mm
  • Humber Village: 45.7 mm
  • Deer Lake Airport: 37.6 mm
  • Daniel's Harbour: 37.1 mm
  • Cow Head: 37.0 mm
  • Wreckhouse: 33.8 mm
  • Port aux Basques: 30.3 mm

Maximum Wind Gusts:
  • Wreckhouse: 114 km/h
  • Port de Grave: 113 km/h
  • Gander Int'l Airport: 100 km/h
  • St. Lawrence: 100 km/h
  • Green Island, Fortune Bay: 93 km/h
  • Bishop's Cove: 92 km/h
  • Deer Park: 92 km/h
  • St. John's Int'l Airport: 91 km/h
  • Ramea: 90 km/h
  • Cape Pine: 89 km/h
  • Bonavista: 88 km/h
  • Port aux Basques: 86 km/h

It was also warm over the weekend as the low moved through. Twillingate set a new record of 14.3. The old record of 14.2 was set in 2012. Records in this area have been kept since 1950.

Based on ECCC Data



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