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Snow squalls continue for Newfoundland behind nor'easter

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Saturday, January 6, 2018, 9:07 PM - Messy snow squalls will carry into Monday for Newfoundland, as the province continues to recover from a powerful storm which swept through on Thursday. 

Power has been restored to the Northern Peninsula after the storm left the entire region in the dark early Friday morning. A gust of 174 km/h was recorded in the Wreckhouse area.

CBC reports the roof of a garage blew off and hit a neighbouring house in St. Andrew's. Strong winds continue Saturday and as a result, Marine Atlantic has cancelled sailings between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

Weather Highlights

  • Precipitation tapers off from the storm system, but sea-effect snow develops for Newfoundland, with up to 20 cm possible
  • Snow squall watches and warnings in place across the island, with bands expected to continue until early Monday
  • Strong southwest winds gusting up to 100 km/h likely

Keep on top of active weather by visiting the ALERTS page.

Additional Snowfall

The highest snow accumulations are forecast for western Newfoundland, with up to 10 cm likely through Monday.

"Snow squalls will continue tonight and Sunday," Further accumulations [...]and near zero visibilities are expected tonight in the most intense squalls."

Snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably; changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common. 

Check back for updates as we continue to monitor the forecast.

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