Alerts for: Channel-Port aux Basques and vicinity

Warnings

3:58 PM NST Friday 30 January 2015
Wreckhouse wind warning in effect for:

  • Channel-Port aux Basques and vicinity

Very strong wind gusts are expected or occurring

Strong southeasterly winds gusting to 120 km/h will develop Saturday afternoon and further increase Saturday evening with gusts reaching 140 km/h. Winds are expected to begin subsiding near midnight Saturday night.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds.

Wreckhouse Wind Warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds.

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.

 

Statements

3:54 PM NST Friday 30 January 2015
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Channel-Port aux Basques and vicinity

A wintry mix expected late Saturday into Saturday night.

An approaching warm front will cross Newfoundland Saturday night.

A mixture of snow, ice pellets and freezing rain will arrive ahead of the front, beginning Saturday afternoon along the South Coast, then advancing up the west coast Saturday evening. The precipitation will later change to rain over all but northernmost areas of the island. The changeover is expected to occur most quickly along the South Coast, where the rain will likely become heavy at times, giving amounts generally between 10 and 20 millimetres with locally higher totals possible. Remaining areas will receive lesser amounts of rain, but may experience an extended period of freezing rain.

Conditions will improve over all areas early Sunday.

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.WEATHER.GC.CA.

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