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Cooke, NL

Alerts in Effect

Snow Squall Watch

Issued at 05:18 Saturday 04 December 2021

Snow squalls are expected to develop. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow, and snow will quickly accumulate.

Total snowfall: locally 10 to 20 cm in snow squalls, higher amounts likely over higher terrain.

Maximum wind gusts: near 70 km/h.

Locations: western Newfoundland from Port aux Basques to Gros Morne, as well as Deer Lake and vicinity.

Time span: today through Sunday.

Remarks: A cold airmass and strong westerly winds will combine to produce onshore flurries and snow squalls this weekend. Conditions are expected to improve on Sunday night or Monday morning as winds ease.

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Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather.

Snow squall watches are issued when conditions are favourable for the formation of bands of snow that could produce intense accumulating snow or near zero visibilities.

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



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