Alerts for: Terra Nova

Statements

10:46 AM NDT Tuesday 28 March 2017
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Terra Nova

Wintry weather expected for the end of March.

A low pressure system is forecast to develop off the east coast of the United States this evening, then track towards Newfoundland on Wednesday. As it approaches it will interact with a second, more intense low approaching from the south and the pair will deepen into a major winter storm southeast of Newfoundland on Thursday.

Current long-range forecast guidance indicates that the low will remain nearly stationary over the Grand Banks for a couple of days, then move off into the Atlantic on Saturday. This system is expected to bring strong winds and snow to much of the Island, especially eastern areas, beginning on Thursday and continuing until Saturday. Southeastern regions may see transitions between snow, freezing rain, and rain during the event. However, at this time there is too much uncertainty to forecast snowfall amounts. Areas of the Avalon Peninsula south of Cape St. Francis can expect pounding surf and high waves on Friday.

Environment Canada meteorologists will continue to monitor the development of this system and provide further information as it becomes available.

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

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