Top Tweets: 60 hours of freezing rain hits Newfoundland
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 10:12 AM - Believe it or not, it is in fact spring in St. John's, N.L. But for many in and around the city who woke up to a third consecutive day of freezing rain, this may seem questionable.
"As we know with Newfoundland, we always refer to their climate weather to be RDF -- which is rain, drizzle, and fog," The Weather Network meteorologist Matt Grinter explains. "So having persistent days with RDF is not uncommon. But having multiple days in a row sitting just below 0 C to make that RDF freeze? That's uncommon."
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The freezing rain wrapped up Sunday morning, but not before falling for 60 hours and 6 minutes straight -- breaking a previous record from 1998 by a whopping 23 hours, according to Brian Walsh a meteorologist St. John's.
Naturally, higher elevation areas saw more accretion, while those closest to the sea saw lesser amounts. Grinter notes that no official ice accretion amounts have been recorded as of yet.
Here's a look at some of the top photos of the storm shared on Twitter.
Which way to spring pic.twitter.com/mP9uqAkv8C— dianne brown (@jandferdb) April 22, 2017