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Wind Warning

Issued at 10:45 Tuesday 24 January 2017
Summary

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

Winds gusting up to 100 km/h are expected to develop Wednesday afternoon in areas prone to enhanced easterlies. Current indications suggests winds may increase further on Wednesday evening before diminishing in the overnight hours or Thursday morning.

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Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage.

Wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds.

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.

Special Weather Statement

Issued at 10:46 Tuesday 24 January 2017
Summary

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. Ice pellets or freezing rain over these areas will begin Wednesday afternoon or evening and is forecast to change 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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