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Special Weather Statement

Issued at 06:15 Tuesday 24 January 2017

A mix of wintry weather on the way for late Wednesday into Thursday.

A warm front will cross Newfoundland Wednesday night into Thursday morning, bringing with it an extended period of ice pellets or freezing rain for the entire island. Areas of western and parts of central Newfoundland are expected to see the worst of the freezing precipitation, especially in valleys and low lying areas as cold air may become trapped there. Precipitation over these areas will begin Wednesday afternoon or evening and is forecast to change back to snow or rain on Thursday morning. Amounts may be significant when added to the layer of ice formed by the freezing rain.

Over eastern Newfoundland, the bulk of the freezing rain will be delayed until Thursday morning and is forecast to change to rain by Thursday afternoon. Despite lesser amounts, travel may become hazardous, especially over higher elevations.

Over the Great Northern Peninsula, precipitation will likely remain as snow or ice pellets. Snowfall accumulations may exceed 20 cm by Thursday evening in some locations.

Additionally, a second low pressure system is expected to cross Newfoundland on Friday. Current indications suggest a similar scenario to Thursday's system. However, due to uncertainty in the timing and strength of this second event, details will be added in future statements.

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Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.weathernlwo.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports to #NLwx.



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