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St. John's, NL

Alerts in Effect

Special Weather Statement

Issued at 05:23 Tuesday 18 February 2020

Snow, rain, and strong southerly winds expected on Wednesday.

Total snowfall amounts: 5 to 10 cm with some pockets of up to 15 cm possible.

Total rainfall amounts: up to 20 mm, except possibly higher over the south coast and southern Avalon Peninsulas.

Maximum wind gusts: southerly generally between 60 to 80 km/h except 100 along parts of the coast.

Time span: early Wednesday morning until Wednesday evening.

Remarks: Snow will develop over southern and eastern Newfoundland Wednesday morning. Strong southerly winds will accompany the snow causing a few hours of poor visibilities in snow and blowing snow over all areas on Wednesday morning. The snow will change to rain near noon or in the afternoon over all areas.

The public should prepare for poor travel conditions on Wednesday. Please monitor subsequent forecasts as rainfall warnings may be required.


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

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