Alerts for: Clarenville and vicinity


5:11 AM NST Friday 15 December 2017
Winter storm watch in effect for:

  • Clarenville and vicinity

A very intense low pressure system will approach from the south on Saturday and will pass just east of the Avalon Peninsula Saturday evening. This track will bring heavy snow and brisk northerly winds to southeastern Newfoundland. This will be the first significant snowstorm of the season for southeastern Newfoundland.

Light snow will develop over the Southern Avalon and Burin Peninsulas Saturday morning and spread to Clarenville, the Bonavista Peninsula, the Northern Avalon and St. John's metro region by noon. The snow will become heavy at times during the day and persist into Saturday night. At this time, total snowfall amounts between 10 and 15 cm are expected by late afternoon on Saturday with further significant amounts expected Saturday night.

This system will also be accompanied by very strong northerly winds during the event. The strongest winds are expected Saturday night as the low passes. These winds will combine with the fresh snowfall to cause widespread reduced visibilities in blowing snow Saturday night.
Conditions are expected to improve overnight Saturday night and into Sunday morning.

Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations.

Winter storm watches 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 or tweet reports using #NLwx.


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