Schools Close as Storm Batters NL

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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The storm is winding down in the Maritime provinces. Newfoundland and Labrador is another story, heavy snow, strong wind, and rain is expected today.

Newfoundland: Strong winds are expected across the Island with gusts to 120 km/h expected along the Avalon and south coast. central and western sections along with the Northern Peninsula will see gusts to 110 km/h. Twillingate to Bonavista could see gusts to 150 km/h. Higher than normal water levels due to storm surge combined with large waves and pounding surf are expected from White Bay to Cape Race. The west coast could see 15 to 35 cm of snow, on the Great Northern Peninsula, total snowfall accumulations of 15 to 35 cm are expected, central Newfoundland will see another 15 cm.

Labrador: Along coastal and southeastern Labrador, accumulations of 25 to 40 cm is expected combined with wind gusts to 100 km/h. This will cause reduced visibility.

Northern New Brunswick will also see strong wind. Gusts up to 90 km/h in the southeast and 110 km/h in the northeast. Winds will begin to slowly diminish this evening.

Strong winds are expected across Prince Edward Island. Strong winds will gust up to 100 km/h this morning. Strong winds are expected through tonight and gradually diminish Thursday.

There are still strong wind in Northern nova Scotia. Winds gusting to 100 km/h are expected to develop today. Rough and pounding surf can be expected along west to northwest facing shorelines of northeastern Nova Scotia and Cape Breton is associated with these strong westerly winds.

A winter storm warning remains in effect for Inverness County - Mabou and north. Snowfall amounts possibly reaching 25 cm are possible over the Highlands by Thursday morning.



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