Alerts for: Bay of Exploits

Statements

5:59 AM NST Monday 26 January 2015
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Bay of Exploits

Another storm on the way for later Tuesday into Wednesday bringing a variety of wintry weather to Newfoundland.

A low pressure system over the Gulf of Maine on Tuesday will extend a warm frontal trough towards Newfoundland. The warm front will push very slowly northward across the island Tuesday night and Wednesday before the low itself crosses Northern Newfoundland Wednesday night. Strong easterly winds can be expected ahead of the front but not to the extent of the most recent storm. All areas of the island will see a period of snow and blowing snow starting near noon Tuesday in the south and spreading to the north by evening. Latest indications suggest that most of the island will see between 7 and 15 centimetres of snow from this system although higher amounts are possible over the Northern Peninsula. In the south and east the snow will change through ice pellets and freezing rain to rain Tuesday night. Western, central, and northeastern parts of the island could see an extended period of ice pellets and/or freezing rain Tuesday night into Wednesday after the snow.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.

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