Alerts for: Burin Peninsula
10:26 PM AST Friday 12 February 2016
Winter storm warning in effect for:
- Burin Peninsula
Hazardous winter conditions are expected.
Snow, heavy at times, with accumulations of 15 to 20 centimeters is expected as a low pressure system passes over eastern Newfoundland on Saturday. Snow will begin over the Burin and Connaigre Peninsulas Saturday afternoon and spread northeastward throughout the evening. Snow will taper off from south to north beginning overnight on Saturday.
In addition, strong northeasterly winds will combine with the fresh snowfall to bring a period of reduced visibilities in blowing snow. Visibilities will improve throughout the night as winds ease and snowfall rates taper off.
Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.
Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.
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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