Newfoundland the target of another snow storm
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 9:35 -
A low pressure system south of the border intensified as it approached Atlantic Canada on Monday.
Between 5-10 cm of snow hit Newfoundland, while the Maritimes saw a messy rain/snow mix.
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"Northern Newfoundland was still dealing with lingering snow from the departing system early Tuesday," says Weather Network meteorologist Monica Vaswani.
An additional 5-10 cm of snow could fall in some places through Wednesday.
As a result, motorists are urged to adjust driving habits and adjust any travel plans if necessary.
"The system which looked to threaten Atlantic Canada on Wednesday evening into Thursday is currently being pushed offshore by some computer models," Vaswani says. "This may still impact the Avalon and there is a special weather statement out for that. It will become more clear as the event becomes closer."
"Depending upon the track and intensity of this low, the system may bring snowfall to the Avalon Peninsula on Thursday," says Environment Canada in the Tuesday morning statement. "As the system has yet to develop, and as there is significant uncertainty with respect to the depth and track of this system, the public is advised to monitor future forecasts."
This winter has truly given Atlantic Canadians a taste of everything, but why has this season been particularly rougher than the last few years?
"The reasoning why we've had so many storms in Atlantic Canada can really be blamed on the positioning of the jet stream," says Weather Network meteorologist Dayna Vettese. "We've had low after low, make its way into Atlantic Canada no matter its origins. Now, we've certainly been colder, snowier and rainier right across Atlantic Canada, but that doesn't necessarily mean next winter is going to be like this. We do have a ways to go though before we head into spring."
According to Vettese it's just been one of those winters and to find another one like it, you'd have to go all the way back to 2001.