Another part of the country falls victim to May SNOW
Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 12:36 PM - For the fourth time now in just over a week, we're talking about the threat for May SNOW. The lucky recipients this time around? Parts of northern Newfoundland.
This recent blast of snow for the region comes as much of the country is gearing up for what's set to be a pleasant Victoria Day long weekend.
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"With the exception of a very weak low pressure system bringing scattered rain showers to northeastern Ontario, eastern Quebec and SNOW flurries to northern Newfoundland, high pressure will be dominating over much of eastern Canada until the end of the work week," says Weather Network meteorologist Brett Soderholm.
Between 5-10 cm of high elevation snow is expected through Thursday with closer to 2-4 cm for coastal sections of the province.
AT LEAST IT'S NOT A BLIZZARD
On Monday, blizzard warnings were issued early Monday as a system tracked across central Yukon.
The combination of freshly fallen snow and easterly wind gusts of 70-90 km/h near the Richardson Mountains were the perfect recipe for treacherous driving. Residents in the area were urged to postpone non-essential travel until conditions improved.
PREVIOUS MAY SNOW TITLE HELD IN LABRADOR
Environment Canada issued a special weather statement last Friday morning warning of snow and gusty winds across Labrador.
"Although total snowfall accumulations of less than 10 cm are expected before the snow tapers off overnight, wind gusts of up to 80 km/h will combine with the freshly fallen snow to reduce visibilities in blowing snow tonight and Saturday morning, mainly over exposed areas," EC said.
THE ORIGINAL SNOW TREND SETTERS
Earlier last week, it was parts of northern Manitoba that were facing winter storm warnings with the combination of snow and gusty winds delivering blizzard-like conditions.
"This is why we love spring in Canada so much," says The Weather Network meteorologist Erin Wenckstern. "Winnipeg, often known as "Winterpeg," was the first major Canadian city to reach over 30°C last Monday, meanwhile northern parts of the province had to deal with snow!"
A similar scene developed in Yellowknife on Tuesday as heavy snow made things look more like the heart of winter.