Powerful Low to Slam Atlantic Canada

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Saturday, December 9, 2017

An area of low pressure that is presently over New England in the United States will track over the Maritimes and Newfoundland and Labrador tonight and into Sunday.

Some areas will see some rain, some more will see some snow, and some mixed precipitation. 

Snow will begin in the Maritimes at tonight and in Newfoundland tonight.

For New Brunswick, mostly snow is expected with snowfall amounts of 30 or more centimeters possible. On Prince Edward Island, snowfall amounts will generally be about 5 to 10 cm and snowfall amounts in Nova Scotia would be no more than 5 centimeters. In Newfoundland, the Avalon and hardly see any snow while portions of Central and Western Newfoundland and Northern Newfoundland will see anywhere from 10 to 15 cm of snow before changing over to some mixed precipitation and eventually rain.

Rainfall amounts across the Maritimes will be heaviest over Nova Scotia, where 50 mm of rain is possible for some areas. New Brunswick will hardly see any rainfall while portions of Prince Edward Island will see 20 to 30 mm of rain. In Newfoundland, all areas will see rainfall. The heaviest rain will be along the south coast where 50 mm is possible. The Avalon could pick up 20 to 30 mm. In central about 10 to 20 mm is possible. Along portions of the West Coast of Newfoundland 5 to 30 mm is possible.

The low will also have an impact on a Labrador. There are presently winter storm watches in effect for some areas of the Big Land where 25 centimeters of snow as possible before the snow tapers off late on Saturday night.

The Team

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