Another helping of snow set to arrive in Newfoundland
Friday, March 7, 2014, 8:33 AM -
Environment Canada issued a special weather statement warning of "significant snowfall" in parts of Newfoundland this weekend.
"A low pressure system is expected to track up the east coast of the United States Friday night and Saturday before passing southeast of the Avalon Peninsula Saturday night," EC said in the statement.
Snow is expected to begin over eastern Newfoundland Saturday night and will persist through the overnight hours before gradually tapering on Sunday morning.
"Highest accumulations are expected to occur over the southeastern Avalon Peninsula Saturday night," EC adds.
This latest blast of snow should come as no surprise to the region, especially after a record breaking winter.
"St. John's, Newfoundland has got smoked with so many big storms and there's almost two metres of snow on the ground in Stephenville, Newfoundland," says Chris Scott, chief meteorologist at The Weather Network. "So spring will be a little bit slow to arrive to the area."
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