Ice upon ice makes for impossible winter's morning, see it
Thursday, January 10, 2019, 9:21 AM - The start of 2019 certainly hasn't taken it easy in terms of winter weather in Newfoundland with the latest blast freezing up eastern sections of the province. Ice upon ice made for next to impossible travel on both road and foot early Thursday after hours of freezing rain fell through the overnight hours. It's truly an icy scene you have to see to believe and we have the pictures to prove it, below.
Although Thursday's ice up has made headlines across the province, heavy snow, rain and damaging winds have already swept through this fresh, new year. Perspective:
"So, in the first 10 days of 2019, St. John's has seen a 45 cm blizzard, followed by temperatures in the mid minus teens (minus 20 wind chills), followed by a 40+ mm rain storm, followed by a significant ice storm," tweeted a St. John's meteorologist Brian Walsh. "That sounds pretty typical."
Typical or not, winter has just begun and there's a lot more "headlining weather" to come.
"We have had an active storm track from the Gulf of Mexico, up the U.S. East Coast and into Atlantic Canada that is expected to continue for the remainder of the winter," says Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham, adding that "the winter pattern will also likely linger into early spring."
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