Heavy snow, powerful winds engulf eastern Newfoundland, plows pulled
Significant snow and blowing snow are expected.
Total snowfall: 20 to 40 cm through Friday night, with additional amounts expected over the weekend.
Maximum wind gusts: northeasterly near 70 km/h.
Locations: southeastern Labrador from Lodge Bay to Rigolet.
Time span: Friday through the weekend.
Remarks: Snow will begin by Friday morning and will become heavy at times Friday night. The fresh snowfall will combine with moderate northeasterly winds to reduce visibilities in blowing snow beginning near midnight Friday night.
There is currently some uncertainty as to when the storm will end, Poor travel conditions may persist through the weekend.
Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Road closures are possible.
Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.
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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