Alerts for: Burin Peninsula

Warnings

4:53 AM AST Monday 08 February 2016
Blizzard warning in effect for:

  • Burin Peninsula

Blizzard conditions with gusty winds and visibility frequently near zero in snow and blowing snow are expected or occurring.

Snow and blowing snow will develop tonight as a low pressure system approaches Newfoundland from the south, giving total accumulations reaching 15 to 25 cm by late Tuesday. In addition, strong northeasterly winds will accompany the snow, creating blizzard conditions with near zero visibility in blowing snow. Gusts are forecast to reach 90 km/h over most areas, except locally up to 120 km/h along parts of the island's south coast.

Conditions will begin to improve over southern parts of the island late Tuesday afternoon and elsewhere Tuesday evening as the low moves away.

Travel is expected to be extremely hazardous due to reduced visibility. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.

Blizzard warnings are issued when widespread reduced visibilities of 400 metres or less are expected for at least 4 hours.

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.

 

Statements

4:46 AM AST Monday 08 February 2016
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Burin Peninsula

As one low pressure system departs from the island Tuesday evening, bringing snow and strong winds to all but northernmost parts of the island, a second low is forecast to quickly follow from the south by early Wednesday. There is considerable uncertainty regarding the track of this second system, but the latest consensus suggests its centre will likely track west of the Avalon Peninsula. Temperatures are expected to climb above zero to the east of its track.

Snow in advance of this system will spread northward across Newfoundland after midnight Tuesday night, but will likely change to rain over eastern parts of the island as temperatures rise. The rain or snow will taper off over most areas on Wednesday morning, except on the Northern Peninsula where the snow may persist throughout the day.

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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