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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Significant storm to impact Newfoundland


A weather system will push across the Maritimes this afternoon and will bring snow to New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia.


From there the low will move toward Newfoundland by this evening and Saturday.


Snow will move across the province tonight combined with strong winds. 15 to 20 centimetres of snow is expected for central and western Newfoundland tonight combined with winds gusting to 100 km/h. On Saturday, central and western Newfoundland will see an additional 5 to 10 cm of snow combined with strong winds gusting between 80 to 120 km/h in some areas. Widespread blowing snow is expected.


On the Avalon Peninsula and Burin Peninsula snow will change to ice pellets and then to rain tonight. Snowfall amounts around 5 centimetres are expected. Rainfall amounts of 5 millimetres are expected combined with wind gusts to 100 km/h. On Saturday rain will change to flurries with about 2 centimetres expected. Winds will gust to 110 km/h.


Marine Atlantic has changed the departure time for the Port aux Basques to North Sydney crossing. That crossing will depart at 11:00 am and the North Sydney to Port aux Basques crossing will depart this morning at 10:30 am.


Crossings for tonight are expected to be impacted.


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