New year begins with more snow for Atlantic Canada
Sunday, January 1, 2017, 6:20 PM - After the recent "weather bomb" in Atlantic Canada, yet another system swept in to the region, bringing more snow and rain for New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
On its way out, the system is dumping its heaviest amounts on the island of Newfoundland.
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This new low-pressure system pushed in during the pre-dawn hours Sunday, starting the Maritimes off with snow early on New Year's Day, and with a changeover to rain for the Fundy Shores of New Brunswick through Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island throughout the morning.
In terms of snowfall accumulations, northern New Brunswick picked up around 10 cm, with light snow dropping between 2-5 cm through central New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, and around 1 cm for parts of western and northern Nova Scotia.
Done with the rest of Atlantic Canada, the low pressed into Newfoundland throughout the day on Sunday. When all is said and done, it's expected to bring from 10-20 cm for regions along the southern coast and between 5-10 cm for the rest of the island, including St. John's.
Environment Canada has issued snowfall warnings for Channel - Port aux Basques and vicinity, Burgeo - Ramea, and Connaigre ahead of the storm's arrival in Newfoundland.
"Snow at times heavy will spread north and eastward [Sunday] night," Environment Canada meteorologists wrote in the warnings. "Snowfall accumulations of 10 to 20 cm are expected, with the highest amounts inland."
The snow is expected to change to rain along the coast, with precipitation ending altogether on Monday.