Canada On The Ground: Newfoundland's monster storm in photos, videos
'Storm of the winter' expected as blizzard heads to Newfoundland
Travellers are being warned to make other plans, with high winds and heavy snowfalls in the forecast."This is the worst I've seen in years," said Wanda Batten, a meteorologist with the Environment Canada office in Gander. "This is the big blizzard you're gonna be talking about for years to come.
St. John's, Newfoundland has declared aas an intense blizzard moves through the province.
Early Friday, the system met the official 'weather bomb' criteria. The term applies to rapidly-developing severe storms in which the barometric pressure at its centre drops by a minimum of 24 millibars over 24 hours.
Weather Network reporteris live on the scene. On Friday morning, he reported widespread closures and blustery winds.
Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador reeling in the wake of monster blizzard
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — States of emergency, as well as blizzard and storm surge warnings, remained in effect in parts of eastern Newfoundland and Labrador early this morning. This intense snowfall that buried St. John's and many other communities bringing them to a standstill on Friday slowed overnight.This intense snowfall that buried St. John's and many other communities bringing them to a standstill on Friday slowed overnight, and according to Environment Canada was expected to end later this morning.
Social media has erupted with photos and videos of the storm as well. In many, objects are hard to see, obscured by heavy snowfall.
The storm is expected to intensify through Friday,.
In a tweet, Rainbow Riders NL -- an organization that provides therapeutic horse rides to children and youth with physical, emotional and cognitive challenges -- said their staff spent Thursday night sleeping in the barn with the horses to keep them comfortable amid the freezing temperatures.
Our staff slept at the barn last night & will again tonight, we are so fortunate to have such a dedicated team ❤???????? The girls have their #stormchips but the horses are wondering why storm carrots aren't a thing!? ???? Stay safe and warm everyone ❤???????? #nlwx #nlstorm
Newfoundland reeling in wake of monster blizzard that buried St. John's
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Environment Canada has ended a blizzard warning for the St. John's, N.L., area this morning but a state of emergency and storm surge warning remain in effect following a monster storm that buried the city. The intense snowfall that brought St. John's and many other communities to a standstill on Friday slowed overnight and according to Environment Canada was expected to end later this morning. Blizzard and storm surge warnings remain in effect in other areas of eastern Newfoundland and Labrador including Bonavista Peninsula, Bonavista North, and Bay of Exploits.
St. John's Mayor Danny Breen declared a state of emergency at 11 a.m. Friday morning. The declaration will remain in effect until further notice.
"All businesses are ordered to close; shops closing regulations are suspended and all vehicles except emergency vehicles are prohibited from using City streets," the city. "Please return home and do not drive until the state of emergency has been lifted."
The Newfoundland and Labrador government has pulled its plows from regional highways due to the dangerous conditions.
The snow will begin to taper Saturday morning across the province, but is expected to linger along the west coast, where it could generate sea-effect snow.
Strong winds are expected across the area through Saturday afternoon.
MORE PHOTOS: INTENSE STORM HITS NEWFOUNDLAND
Huge thanks to everyone braving #nlblizzard2020 to supply photos & videos. Be safe & stay close to home or preferably, at home: ⚡️ "Newfoundland: State of emergency declared amid dangerous blizzard" by @weathernetwork https://t.co/6zG29n6I0F
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.
@OnTheGoCBC 11:15 downtown #snowmaggedon2020 #nlstorm #nlwhiteout https://t.co/HZSqM32iSD
A wee bit windy and snowy in #NL today! Looking forward to digging the car out (again) tomorrow ????. Definitely don't get this back in???????? #NLStorm #snowday #blizzard #Canada https://t.co/loDc7ry1si
With the State of Emergency declared in St. John's, staying off the roads is urgently recommended. This is going to be a car burying storm courtesy of intense snow and blowing. Plows have been pulled off the roads too. @weathernetwork #nlwx
The wind coming off the ocean is absolutely brutal. It was at this point I said that I didn't understand how power would stay on any longer, and about 10 minutes later it went. Grateful for our generator and hoping everyone stays safe. #nlwx https://t.co/0ZzvZyglDZ
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Hard to tell but this car is stuck in the middle of the road #snowmaggedon2020 #nltraffic #nlstorm https://t.co/mN1NVIglKf
VIDEO: STATE OF EMERGENCY IN ST. JOHN'S
Armed Forces arrive in St. John’s as state of emergency stretches into fourth day .
Eastern regions of Newfoundland have been paralyzed since Friday when a major blizzard brought down record-breaking amounts of snow.Eastern regions of Newfoundland have been paralyzed since Friday when a major blizzard brought down record-breaking amounts of snow, with over 76 centimetres falling in a single day in the capital amid winds gusting over 150 kilometres per hour.
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