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Major Storm on the Way to Parts of NL #nlwx

January 16, 2020

The area of low pressure that we have been talking about is right on the doorstep of southern Nova Scotia this morning. Parts of Newfoundland will get a blast of winter weather.


This storm will be an issue for the south coast, parts of central, and eastern sections including the Avalon Peninsula.


The snow will begin overnight on Thursday. By dawn on Friday, there will be heavy snow and strong winds along parts of the south coast, central, and the Avalon. The snow will begin to taper off on Saturday morning. There is still a slight chance of seeing a rain-snow mix near Cape Race.


Here are the snowfall and wind gusts forecast from Thursday to Saturday...
Snowfall Forecast:

  • St. John's 50 to 60 cm

  • Carbonear 30 to 50 cm

  • Placentia 30 to 40 cm

  • Marystown 20 to 30 cm

  • Gander 20 to 25 cm

  • Grand Falls-Windsor 5 to 10 cm

  • Corner Brook 3 to 7 cm

  • Port aux Basques 5 to 10 cm

Wind Gust Forecast:

  • St. John's 130 km/h

  • Carbonear 140 km/h

  • Placentia 130 km/h

  • Marystown 120 km/h

  • Gander 120 km/h

  • Grand Falls-Windsor 100 km/h

  • Corner Brook 80 km/h

  • Port aux Basques 100 km/h

Unsurprisingly with all the severe weather on the way, Marine Atlantic is anticipating potential impacts to sailings from Thursday, Jan. 16 at 23:45 through to Monday, Jan. 20 at 11:45.

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