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Major Winter Storm to Hit Eastern Newfoundland #nlwx


A strong area of low pressure will pass east of Nova Scotia and southeast of Newfoundland today and Monday.

In Newfoundland, eastern sections and the Avalon Peninsula will be the hardest hit. Up to 45 cm of snow is expected for the Avalon, with 15 to 30 cm expected elsewhere in the warning area. There will also be wind gusts near 100 km/h, along the immediate areas of the coast, winds may reach 120 km/h.

The snow will commence this afternoon for most areas and last through Monday morning.

For the southeastern Avalon, snow may change to ice pellets or even a rain-snow mix. As a result, lesser snowfall amounts are expected in those areas.

Waves of 6 metres are expected along the coast of the Northern Avalon and St. John's on Monday morning. Coastal flooding is possible.

Winter Storm Warning For:

  • Terra Nova

  • Connaigre

  • St. John's And Vicinity

  • Avalon Peninsula North

  • Avalon Peninsula Southeast

  • Avalon Peninsula Southwest

  • Clarenville And Vicinity

  • Bonavista Peninsula

  • Burin Peninsula

Special Weather Statement For:

  • St. John's And Vicinity

  • Avalon Peninsula North