Alerts for: Hopedale and vicinity


3:51 PM AST Tuesday 23 January 2018
Blizzard warning in effect for:

  • Hopedale and vicinity

Blizzard conditions with poor visibility in snow and blowing snow are expected or occurring.

Beginning Wednesday and continuing into Wednesday night, 15 to 25 cm of snow are forecast as a low pressure system approaching from the Great Lakes tracks over southeastern Labrador on Wednesday evening. Additional amounts are expected on Thursday.

As the low approaches winds will increase to strong easterly with gusts between 70 and 90 km/h late Wednesday, giving widespread areas of near zero visibility in blowing snow.

Conditions will improve Thursday evening as the precipitation and winds begin to ease.

Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.

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 or tweet reports using #NLwx.


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