One-two Punch for the Province

Posted by on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

An area of low pressure presently punishing the U.S. Northeast will track over the Maritime Provinces today and move into Newfoundland tonight.

Snow begins on the southwest coast around midnight. By 6 am on Wednesday, all areas will be seeing snow.

Precipitation will initially begin as snow over all areas of the Island.

On the Avalon, snow will change over to rain. There is the possibility of an extended period of freezing rain.

In Central, snow will change to ice pellets and then to rain.

Snow will quickly transition over to rain along the south coast. We may also see large swell and high surf.

For the west coast, snow will be the dominant form of precipitation, however, snow will change to ice pellets or rain. There is the possibility of an extended period of freezing rain in the Humber Valley and Green Bay-White Bay region.

Labrador will likely only see snow from this event.

City Forecast for Wednesday and Thursday

City

Snowfall

Rainfall

Ice Pellets

Freezing Rain

Wind Gusts

St. John’s

5 cm

5 to 10 mm

0 cm

5 mm

100 km/h

Marystown

5 cm

20 to 30 mm

0 cm

0 mm

100 km/h

Gander

5 to 10 cm

5 to 10 mm

2 cm

0 mm

80 km/h

Grand Falls-Windsor

10 to 15 cm

5 to 10 mm

2 cm

0 mm

70 km/h

Corner Brook

15 to 20 cm

5 to 10 mm

0 cm

2 mm

80 km/h

Port aux Basques

5 cm

15 to 20 mm

0 cm

0 mm

120 km/h

St. Anthony

5 cm

5 mm

0 cm

2 mm

80 km/h

Happy Valley-Goose Bay

20 to 25 cm

0 mm

0 cm

0 mm

70 km/h

Nain

1 cm

0 mm

0 cm

0 mm

70 km/h

Labrador City

5 to 10 cm

0 mm

0 cm

0 mm

60 km/h

There will be a brief reprieve in the precipitation on Wednesday afternoon as a second wave of moisture will slide across western Newfoundland Wednesday night into Thursday.

In this case, most of the Island will see rain, except the west coast where mixed precipitation is expected.

Over the south coast precipitation amounts could get as high as 30 mm.

Newfoundland will clear out on Thursday Night. In Labrador, conditions will improve on Friday night.



The Team

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