Alerts for: Bonavista Peninsula
5:22 AM NST Sunday 01 March 2015
Special weather statement in effect for:
- Bonavista Peninsula
A winter storm for Monday into Tuesday.
A low pressure system forecast to develop off the East Coast of the United States tonight, will intensify as it moves northeastward to cross Newfoundland Monday night. Current model guidance suggests that significant snowfall, wind and blowing snow will be possible with this system beginning Monday afternoon in the southwest and spreading northward Monday night into Tuesday. A winter storm watch has already been issued for areas in the southwest where snowfall amounts of at least 15 centimeters and a period of strong winds and blowing snow is likely late Monday. Similar conditions are expected for many other areas of Newfoundland Monday night into early Tuesday. However over southeastern areas, lesser amounts are likely as initially heavy snow is expected to quickly transition to periods of rain as temperatures rise above zero Monday night.
There remains some uncertainty regarding the exact track and intensity of this low as it passes. Environment Canada will continue to monitor the development of this system, providing further updates as new information becomes available. The public is advised to monitor future forecasts as additional watches and warnings may be required.
Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weather.gc.ca.
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