Canada Newfoundland: Severe storm bears down, threatens 75 cm of snow, dangerous wind

16:54  17 january  2020
16:54  17 january  2020 Source:   theweathernetwork.com

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A powerful winter system, which met official 'weather bomb' criteria early Friday, will continue to intensify throughout the day, bringing Newfoundland to a standstill amid dangerous blizzard conditions and significant snow. Widespread warnings are in effect, as officials warn residents to just hunker down and stay safe at home. More on the timing of this system and when the most damaging winds are expected, below.

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  • Newfoundland to see 130+ km/h winds, 40-70+ cm of snow, lasting to Saturday in worst-hit areas
  • Blizzard conditions linger well into Saturday
  • 9-12 metre storm surge for parts of the Newfoundland coast
  • Winter storm warnings in effect for eastern Nova Scotia, risk of 10-20 cm for Cape Breton
  • Stay aware of ALERTS in your area


After facing back-to-back systems and significant snow already this winter, Newfoundland is now in the midst of a potentially historic storm.

"From Thursday at 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. on Friday, the system dropped 26 millibars in 15 hours, surpassing “weather bomb” criteria over the east coast," says Weather Network meteorologist Matt Grinter. "And this system will only get stronger today."

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Widespread warnings are in effect with the hardest-hit areas of the province in line to see between 40-70+ cm of snow, lasting through early Saturday in more eastern areas, including the Avalon Peninsula.

Schools were quick to shut their doors in eastern and central regions early Friday as rapidly deteriorating conditions made for poor and dangerous travel before the morning commute. Metrobus also cancelled its public transit service, with most flights cancelled at St. John's International Airport as well.

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Even more damaging will be the winds with this system. They'll be ramping through the afternoon hours, peaking Friday evening.

The eastern and northeastern shores of the island, including the Avalon, should brace for epic wind gusts of 90-130+ km/h, and potentially reaching 140+ km/h for areas along the northeast.

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With this potent combination of heavy snow and strong winds, widespread blizzard warnings are in effect for the Avalon and northeastern sections of the island. Travel is not recommended and power outages are also a possibility with the winds gusting so high.

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



The snow will be gradually winding down for most of Newfoundland Saturday morning. However, it won't quite be done for the west coast, which could be in line for some lingering sea-effect snow.

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The winds, however, will still be potent, with 100 km/h gusts possible even into Saturday afternoon for the northeastern coast and St. John's. That means that, technically, blizzard conditions will still afflict the region well through the day, as they are defined more by visibility due to blowing snow, rather than snowfall rates or amounts.


In addition, higher-than-normal water levels are also expected along the east and northeast coasts of Newfoundland with 9 to 12-metre waves possible near high tide on Friday night and again on Saturday morning.

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Those are very dangerous storm surge levels, and people along the shores would be best served by staying away from the waters.

"Flooding and damage to coastal infrastructure is possible, especially in communities exposed to the north," Environment Canada warns.

Stay with us here at The Weather Network for your forecast updates as we follow these systems throughout the week.


On Thursday, St. John's Mayor Danny Breen discussed a potential state of emergency with the media, especially after the recent and significant snowfalls that have already hit the region this winter.

"Calling a state of emergency is one of the options that I have as mayor, and after revealing input from our staff over the next few days, I'll take advice and guidance from them and make whatever decision that's necessary for the city," he said, adding that they're not at that stage to make the call just yet with municipal workers prepared for the incoming blizzard.

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  As cleanup continues, more messy weather in store for Newfoundland Newfoundlanders will wake to a full day of shovelling on Sunday after Friday’s record-setting blizzard, but there may be even more nasty weather to come. Environment Canada has issued weather warnings and statements for much of the island, except for the west coast and northern peninsula.A snowfall warning has been issued for central Newfoundland, calling for 15 centimetres, while another 10 centimetres is expected for eastern parts of the island.The messy conditions could be worsened by a changeover to rain overnight in the St. John's area and wind gusting to 80 km/h.

A major winter storm in northern Ontario is bringing heavy snow and powerful winds . " Dangerous winter driving conditions are expected," warns Environment Canada. "Visibility may be reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow , and will also be significantly reduced due to blowing snow in strong and

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According to Breen, the city typically budgets for 350 cm of snow a year, and so far this winter, more than 170 cm has already fallen.

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The state of emergency in St. John’s continued Monday for a fourth day, with overnight blizzard conditions complicating efforts to deal with unprecedented weather.  About a dozen centimetres of snow fell in the metro area overnight — with heavier snowfalls in other parts of the island — although four hours of heavy winds set back some of this weekend's efforts to clear streets.All schools on Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula — the most populous area of Newfoundland and Labrador — and many schools on the Bonavista Peninsula are closed Monday. Troops from CFB Gagetown in New Brunswick arrived in St.

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