Another winter storm to blast Newfoundland
Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 4:03 -
Most people in Newfoundland woke up to a white landscape Christmas morning, after a powerful winter storm dropped more than 20 cm over some areas.
"St John’s had their highest combined Christmas Eve and Christmas Day snowfall on record," said Doug Gillham, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. "With 18.4 cm on Christmas Eve and 20 cm on Christmas Day, the two day total was 38.4 cm. Also, the morning snow depth of 53 cm gave St. John’s the most snow that they have had on the ground for Christmas Day."
Snowfall warnings have ended for eastern Newfoundland, but it may not stay that way for long. Another system is taking aim at the province Thursday into Friday, bringing significant snowfall, strong winds and blowing snow to southern, eastern and northeastern parts of the island.
"The wintry weather pattern will continue for Atlantic Canada as a series of systems will bring two more rounds of snow to the region," adds Gillham. "The first system will bring snow (mixed rain close to the south coast) and strong winds late Thursday and Thursday night for the Maritimes and during the day on Friday for Newfoundland. Another system will impact the region early next week and there is the potential for yet another storm towards the end of next week.
As this system has yet to develop, forecasters say there is still some uncertainty with the system's track.
Residents are advised to check back on our website for updates and visit our Alerts page for watches and warnings as we continue to monitor this system.