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Heart's Delight-Islington, NL

Alerts in Effect

Snow Squall Warning

Issued at 17:40 Wednesday 03 March 2021

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

Total snowfall: locally up to 15 cm in snow squalls.

Maximum wind gusts: southwesterly 60 to 80 km/h.

Locations:

Burin Peninsula - north of Marystown.
Avalon southwest - north of Argentia.
Avalon southeast - north of Colinet.
St. Johns's and vicinty - north of Bay Bulls.
Avalon Peninsula North - near Holyrood.


Time span: continuing this evening.

Remarks: The squall will likely reach the metro area this evening.

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Snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably; changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common.

Snow squall warnings are issued when bands of snow form that 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@canada.ca or tweet reports using #NLwx.



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