Heavy snow blasts Newfoundland ahead of powerful midweek Nor'easter
Monday, March 24, 2014, 8:56 AM -
Call it the "appetizer" to a much larger storm set to impact the region midweek, but Monday's storm could still bring significant snow to parts of Newfoundland through Tuesday morning.
"A system that develops offshore will impact Newfoundland and bring as much as 15 cm of snow to the Avalon," says Monica Vaswani, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. "Snow is expected to start Monday morning and stick around all day long long with the threat of blowing snow and maybe some periods of freezing rain or ice pellets along the extreme southern tip of the Avalon."
Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning early Monday, which includes the city of St. John's.
This first round of snow prompted schools in St. John's and other communities in eastern Newfoundland to pre-emptively close as the storm moved in Monday morning.
"Much colder conditions are also expected throughout Atlantic Canada with temperatures reminiscent of January," Vaswani adds.
ANOTHER STORM TARGETS ATLANTIC CANADA MIDWEEK
Another storm forecast to push into Atlantic Canada midweek could bring upwards of 30 cm of snow, hurricane force wind gusts and strong storm surge conditions.
Be sure to check back for frequent updates on this storm and tune into The Weather Network on TV for the latest Storm Watch coverage.
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