Residents in Atlantic Canada are digging out from a winter storm that brought up to 30 cm of snow to some places. Now, all eyes on the forecast for another weekend storm.
Wind WarningIssued at 5:26 AM NST Thursday 19 December 2013
Westerly winds gusting between 100 and 130 km/h will develop this morning. This is a warning that potentially damaging winds are expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.Details
A deepening low pressure system over the Northeast Coast of Newfoundland will move offshore today. For regions under a winter storm warning, additional snowfall today will not be significant. However, it will be accompanied by strong westerly winds gusting from 80 to 100 km/h which will cause poor visibilities in blowing snow later this morning. For regions under wind warnings, strong westerly winds with gusts ranging from 100 km/h along the Southwest Coast to 130 km/h for the Southern Avalon are expected to develop this morning. The extreme wind speeds expected today for the South Coast and Avalon Peninsula are not unheard of for Newfoundland however they are potentially damaging so it would be adviseable to take appropriate precautions. Also these strong winds will be accompanied by flurries, which will cause reduced visibilities in blowing snow at times. Higher than normal water levels are expected during the high tide this morning between Green Bay and Cape Freels so minor coastal flooding is possible. However damage to coastal infrastructure is not expected at this time.