Alerts for: Channel-Port aux Basques and vicinity

Watches

3:57 PM NST Sunday 01 March 2015
Winter storm watch in effect for:

  • Channel-Port aux Basques and vicinity

A significant winter storm is forecast to affect Newfoundland Monday afternoon into Tuesday. Snow is expected to develop over southwestern portions of the Island Monday near noon and spread to all regions by the evening. Total snowfall accumulations of 10 to 15 centimetres are expected for these areas by Tuesday morning. Blowing snow with reduced visibility will also develop over these regions ahead of and behind this low in strong winds gusting generally from 60 km/h to 80 km/h.

Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/

Winter Storm Watches are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Stay up to date with Weatheradio or your local media. Email reports of severe weather to weatherNLWO@ec.gc.ca or call 1-877-815-9900. You may tweet reports using the hashtag #NLwx.

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