Weather Summary for Newfoundland

Posted by on Sunday, March 12, 2017

A low pressure system formed off the East Coast of the U.S. Friday morning and rapidly intensified as it approached the Island Friday night. The very intense low pressure system crossed eastern Newfoundland during the day on Saturday. 

This low brought blizzard conditions with near zero visibilities to areas west of its track and extreme, damaging winds.

Eastern Newfoundland saw a brief period of heavy snow and blowing snow Saturday morning, before transitioning through freezing rain to rain. The rain tapered off by noon and extreme winds, snow squalls, and blowing snow developed as the low departed. 

The extreme winds on the back of this low brought extensive damage to much of eastern Newfoundland. Reports of damage include: power outages, tipped over trucks and trailers, siding and shingles ripped from buildings. In some extreme cases, sheds, roofs, and the top floor to some houses were blown away. 
Summary of snowfall: 
Twillingate: 42.8 cm
Gander Int'l Airport: 38 cm
La Scie: 37.6 cm
Sops Arm: 35 cm (as of 4 PM) 
St. Anthony: 33.2 cm
Ferrolle Point: 28 cm
Englee: 25.5 cm
Deer Lake Airport: 24 cm
Cormack: 22.9 cm
Burgeo: 22.8 cm
Millertown: 20.6 cm
Badger: 19.7 cm
Terra Nova National Park: 17.7 cm
Winterland: 16.5 cm
Corner Brook: 15.3 cm
Stephenville Airport: 15 cm
Summary of peak wind gusts: 
Argentia: 180 km/h
Grates Cove: 170 km/h
Cape Race: 159 km/h
Paradise: 159 km/h
St. John's Int'l Airport: 157 km/h
Cape Pine: 148 km/h
Green Island (Trinity Bay): 148 km/h
Winterland: 148 km/h
Sagona Island: 146 km/h
Pass Island: 145 km/h
Englee: 144 km/h
East White Hills: 143 km/h
Allans Island: 140 km/h (stopped reporting at 12:54 PM) 
Robin Hood Bay 135 km/h
Twillingate: 133 km/h
St. Pierre: 130 km/h
St. John's West: 126 km/h
Green Island (Fortune Bay): 124 km/h
Ramea: 124 km/h
Caplin Cove: 122 km/h
Logy Bay: 117 km/h
Ochre Pit Cove: 117 km/h
St. John's Downtown: 114 km/h
Quidi Vidi Lake: 113 km/h (stopped reporting at 3:53 PM) 
Bull Arm: 111 km/h
Bellevue: 103 km/h
Gander: 100 km/h
Port aux Basques: 98 km/h
Burgeo: 96 km/h
Gander Int'l Airport: 93 km/h
Terra Nova National Park: 93 km/h
Reproduced With the Permission of Environment Canada



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