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Atlantic: After one last snowfall, strong winds last into Monday

Sunday, January 19th 2020, 12:30 pm - The last bit of system snow to hit the region must have seemed like insult to injury, but it should be largely over by Monday morning, save for some strong wind gusts.

With cleanup operations ongoing and even the Canadian Armed Forces lending a hand to help dig out in Newfoundland, a system brought a few more centimetres of snow to close out the weekend, and blowing snow thanks strong winds will last through to Monday. We take a look at what you need to know below.

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WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Widespread 10 to 20 cm by Monday morning
  • Strong winds lead to blowing snow into Monday morning, though diminishing through the day
  • Stay aware of ALERTS in your area

MONDAY: SNOW ENDS, STRONG WINDS LINGER

The snow was already back on its way into the Maritimes before dawn on Sunday, reaching Newfoundland by Sunday evening, adding a few more centimetres through the overnight hours.

In all, by Monday morning up to 25 cm expected for the Burin Peninsula. 15 to 25 cm is also expected for parts of the Avalon Peninsula, including St. John's.

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However, warm air creeping into the eastern edge of the storm some of the precipitation may have fallen as a mix of wet snow and rain or drizzle, lasting for some people into the early hours of Monday.

The system will strengthen as it approaches Newfoundland and will bring powerful wind gusts well over 100 km/h late Sunday night and into Monday morning. Blowing snow will be a hazard across much of Newfoundland through the overnight hours. The gusty winds on Monday may spur some additional sea-effect flakes, along with drifting and blowing snow, and shifting snowdrifts.

LOOK AHEAD: A MUCH-NEEDED BREAK

As we move into Tuesday, high pressure starts to build over much of Atlantic Canada, and that will mean clear skies and a well-deserved break in the snow for the rest of the week, albeit at the cost of below-average temperatures and some brisk wind chill values.

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