Record Breaking Snowfall in NL

Posted by on Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Victoria Day Long Weekend is supposed to be the unofficial start to summer, but the weather in Newfoundland and Labrador has been anything but summer-like.

In many areas snow plows have been deployed to clear snow. And it is not just a few centimeters that has fallen. Meteorologist Rodney Barney tweeted that Cartwright has seen 51 cm of snow so far this weekend.

On the Great Northern Peninsula, roads are snow covered and slippery.

St. John's picked up 4.0 cm of snow yesterday, marking the snowiest May 20th since records began in 1874.

Gander saw a soaking of 21.4 mm of rain yesterday, the most rain since Oct 22nd.

The good news is that conditions will improve soon. The bad news is that it won't be until Tuesday. 






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