Snow to Hammer Western Newfoundland and then Labrador

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Monday, December 18, 2017
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The Avalon got pounded by a blizzard on Saturday, now the western half of the Island and Labrador will have their own system to contend with.  

A disturbance that is over Ontario will move into Newfoundland and Labrador Tuesday Night and Wednesday.

Precipitation will begin in the form of snow along the southwestern corner of Newfoundland on Tuesday afternoon. Snow will spread north to encompass the west coast and Great Northern Peninsula.

Some areas along the west coast could pick up significant rainfall amounts. Areas north of Corner Brook on the Great Northern Peninsula could get 10 to 15 cm snow. Corner Brook and area could pick up 15 to 20 cm of snow by Wednesday night.

Then on Tursday snow squalls may develop which could bring another 10 to 15 cm of snow to portions of the west coast.

Snowfall Forecast Wednesday and Thursday:
  • Stephenville 15 to 20 cm
  • Corner Brook 20 to 25 cm
  • Rocky Harbour 25 to 30 cm
  • Port Saunders 5 to 10 cm
  • St. Anthony 15 to 20 cm
In Labrador snow will begin on Wednesday night and continue into Thursday. Total accumulations likely to exceed 20 cm in some areas by Thursday evening along with strong wind.



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