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Widespread warnings cover eastern Canada


Paulina Keber
Staff Writer

Thursday, February 20, 2014, 4:44 PM -

From winter storm watches to wind and rainfall warnings, this winter has not failed to disappoint in the amount of diversity in the weather. With that being said, it is probably not surprising that the country is currently under numerous weather watches and warnings. Let’s take a look at some of them. 

The map above gives you an idea of what we can expect to see in southern and eastern parts of the country. Starting from the Thunder Bay area (as seen below), they are under a winter storm watch. As you look a little north of them though, most of the surrounding area has issued a snowfall warning. There is also a freezing rain warning on the other side of Lake Superior in Sudbury and Timmins.

Meanwhile in Southern Ontario, the temperatures are warming up enough to give way to a rainfall warning. The map below shows the warning covering areas as far down as Windsor.

The most interesting weather though is coming from the east coast in Newfoundland. The image below illustrates places such as Springdale and Gander that have a winter storm warning on their hands. Bonavista and St.John’s, on the other hand, are under a freezing rain warning. A snowfall warning has been issued for most of the region and finally to the west of the province there is a blowing snow warning.

You may have also noticed on the first map that there is a wind warning to the east. Again, focusing on Newfoundland there is a wind warning in St.John’s, Clarenville, and Port aux Basques. Just take a look at the map below for a better idea of the affected areas.

For up-to-date weather warnings and watches in your area, check out the following page.

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