Alerts for: Connaigre

Warnings

9:29 PM AST Monday 08 February 2016
Blizzard warning in effect for:

  • Connaigre

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

Snow and blowing snow will spread throughout southern and eastern Newfoundland tonight as a low pressure system approaches Newfoundland from the south, giving total accumulations reaching 20 to 35 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.

A second system will cross eastern Newfoundland overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. An additional 5 to 10 cm is possible by noon Wednesday. Over the Terra Nova, Clarenville and Bonavista Peninsula regions, precipitation may begin as freezing rain or rain before changing to heavy snow Wednesday morning.

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.

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