Alerts for: Bonavista Peninsula

Statements

10:38 AM AST Sunday 07 February 2016
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Bonavista Peninsula

Two potential winter storms for Monday night into Wednesday.

A significant winter storm is forecast to develop off the eastern seaboard of the United States today and then slowly track northeastward towards Newfoundland Monday. Snow from this system is forecast to reach the south coast of Newfoundland Monday night before spreading across the remainder of the island Tuesday. Most areas will see significant snowfall, strong winds and blowing snow. However, temperatures are forecast to rise across southeastern areas Tuesday, resulting in a transition from heavy snow through ice pellets and freezing rain to rain.

A second system is now forecast to follow quickly on the heels of this first system Tuesday night into Wednesday. While additional snowfall and strong winds can be expected with this system, it is not forecast to be as intense as the initial system on Tuesday.

The exact track of these two storm systems remains uncertain at this time. The public is advised to monitor future forecasts as warnings may be required at a later time.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to weatherNLWO@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #NLwx.

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