Dangerous blizzard-like conditions threaten Newfoundland, 30+ cm possible
Alerts in Effect
Special Weather StatementIssued at 05:15 Thursday 21 January 2021
Winter weather expected tonight and Friday.
Total snowfall: 10 to 15 cm.
Maximum wind gusts: northwesterly near 80 km/h along the coast.
Locations: the northeast coast from Clarenville to Green Bay - White Bay, excluding the Bonavista peninsula and Bonavista North.
Time span: This evening into Friday afternoon.
Remarks: A developing storm south of Nova Scotia will track east of Newfoundland today and Friday. Snow is expected to spread across the northeast coast this evening along with moderate winds, occasionally reducing visibility in blowing snow over exposed areas. On Friday, winds will shift to northwesterly and intensify, especially along Notre Dame Bay and over Fogo Island. Wind and snow will combine to occasionally reduce visibility in blowing snow over exposed areas. Conditions will improve by Friday afternoon.
There is still uncertainty regarding snowfall amounts for Green Bay - White Bay. At this time, only 5 to 10 cm is forecast in the area. However, higher amounts are possible over northern portions of the Baie Verte Peninsula.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to NLstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #NLwx.