Snow squalls continue for Newfoundland behind nor'easter
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.
- 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
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.