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  • =Monday Evening Weather Briefing=

    -Tuesday's Forecast-
    More sunshine in the mix for Tuesday across the Province and temperatures will be on the rise, with highs back up near the freezing mark. In fact in the South & West, we'll see temperatures popping above zero. In the Northeast & in Metro onshore winds will again be gusting 50 to 70 km/h, which will keep temperatures near -1° and wind chills in the minus double digits. Watch for a scattered chance of flurries from Metro to Gander and the Bay of Exploits. We're also see flurries in Labrador West, sun and cloud for the rest of the big land.

    In the long range, everyone is already talking about our late week storm potential. While it's still too early for numbers and specifics, this certainly has the potential to be a big one, so it's nice to give a solid heads up to those with travel plans and the public works crews.
    -Late Week Storm Headlines-
    In terms of the forecast, there's a lot yet to be determined. There a lot of moving parts with this one, as a low moving off from the Northeast US, merges with a sub tropical low coming in from the South. The new storm will stall Southeast of the Island and then slowly wander to the Northeast. 
    -Lots Of Moving Parts-
    During that time it appears we're looking at long duration, significant snow and wind event for Central and especially Northeast & Eastern Newfoundland. The snow and wind ramp up through Thursday, with the stormiest conditions currently set for Thursday night and Friday, possibly lingering into Saturday. 
    Lots of time between now and then. Stay tuned for updates and make sure they are from a trusted source!


  • ⚠️=NEW=  -Special Weather Statement issued for Newfoundland.
    -Significant late week storm is one to watch, with snow, wind and possibly ice and rain. EC's statement is below. My latest update on the week ahead, including that late week storm can be found here. 

    A low pressure system is forecast to develop off the east coast of the United States late Tuesday, then deepen to a significant storm as it moves northeastward to pass south of Newfoundland on Thursday. Current long-range forecast guidance indicates that it will remain nearly stationary southeast of the Avalon Peninsula for a couple of days, then move out to sea on Saturday. The system is expected to bring strong winds and snow to much of the Island, beginning on Thursday and continuing into Saturday morning. Southeastern regions may see transitions between snow, freezing rain, and rain during the event.

    At this time, it is too early to forecast precipitation amounts for specific areas. Environment Canada meteorologists will continue to monitor the development of this system and provide further information as it becomes available.


  • Friday Evening Briefing 
    An update on your weekend, with a look into next week... 

    Light snow and flurries over Western Labrador this evening will roll eastward into HV-GB and Eastern Labrador this evening and then Western Newfoundland overnight, arriving on the doorstep of Central Newfoundland by early Saturday morning.

    Eastern Newfoundland and Metro will see some flurries roll through Saturday morning, with a better chance of some light accumulation into the afternoon. In the meantime, the West Coast & Southeast Labrador will see clearing through Saturday afternoon, but temperatures will be falling thanks to Northwest winds. It's sun and cloud for the rest of the big land on Saturday.

    We're generally looking at 2-5 cm across the Province from this system, which will depart the Avalon Saturday on evening and overnight.

    Behind this system, the cold air will really push back in hard with temperatures back into the minus teens for most to start the day on Sunday. Afternoon temperatures will be in the brisk yet again with highs in the -7° to -8° range on the Island and highs in the -10° to -14° range in Labrador. Scattered flurry chances for most, especially along the Coasts. 

    And a heads up for Monday, a developing system offshore to our East will not only help to draw in colder air from the North early next week, it's also going to crank up the winds for the East and Northeast. Gusts in the 70-90 km/h range with flurries will make for a blustery and brisk start to the week. 
    Our next system to watch will be for late Wednesday, Thursday and into Friday. Lots of time between now and then, but a strong signal with the forecast models that this is one to keep an eye on. Stay tuned. 


    Snow and blowing snow tapers to flurries on the Island tonight as winds shift to Northwest and temperatures plummet into the minus double digits and teens for Friday morning. Winds chill's will be in the -18 to -22 range to start the day, with a chance of flurries for most.


    We'll see a chance of an isolated coastal flurry (best chance in the West) through the day on Friday, but plenty of sun and cloud in the mix. Highs SHOULD be in just above freezing this time of year on the Island, however we'll stay well below through Friday with highs in the -6 to -8 range and similar highs across Labrador. Light snow rolls into Lab West.
    We'll see that light snow from our next system push eastward through Labrador on Friday night and then across the Island for Saturday. We're looking at generally 2-5 cm at this point, with the potential for a bit more locally, especially in the East.

    =More Snow Saturday Night?=
    Those of us in the East will have to keep an eye on some possible development along the cold front as it departs the Avalon on Saturday afternoon. Forecast models are flirting with this idea, which 'could' bring some additional snowfall late day and overnight. All of this said, my current thinking is that the low develops far enough offshore that the impacts and snowfall are minimal. Just a heads up that I'm keeping an eye on it.


    The one thing that is certain? Cold air pushes back even harder behind that front for Sunday with highs back into the low single digits for the Island, minus double digits in Labrador.


  • Old Man Winter Pushes Back... Again

    -More details in my latest 60 second video update. Click here-

    -Snow returns to the Island tonight with at times heavy snowfall and Southeast winds gusting to 70 km/h. 
    -For the Avalon, after 10-15 cm, it's a mix to ice pellets, freezing rain, then drizzle early Thursday morning (likely by 6am).
    -The snow and blowing snow continues through the day in Central and West with 15-25 cm and the best chances of 20-25 cm from the Bay St. George region across to GFW and Gander.
    -Labrador looks bright but brisk and that cold air plunges back into Newfoundland later Thursday, with a chilly Friday shaping up.


  • ⚠️️=NEW= Blowing Snow Advisories and Special Weather Statements

    Quiet weather today, but our next system rolls in this evening, overnight and into Thursday. Snowfall amounts look set to land in the 10-15 cm range for most areas (with up to 20 cm in areas of Central & the Northeast) that snow will be really coming down heavy at times. Couple that with the winds gusting to 70 km/h it's going to be quite blustery for most areas. 
    For Metro and into the Trinity Bay region the snow will transition to freezing drizzle then drizzle during the Thursday morning commute, however blowing snow will likely continue to be a factor until temps rise mid-morning. More details later today, until then here are the latest Advisories and Statements from Environment Canada.

    -St. John's, the Avalon, Clarenville, Bonavista Peninsula-

    Heavy snow and blowing snow expected during the Thursday morning commute. Light snow will develop over the Avalon this evening and spread northward. Snow will become heavy at times near midnight with snowfall rates of 3 cm per hour or more possible overnight and early Thursday morning. The heavy snow will combine with strong southeasterly winds to reduce visibility in blowing snow overnight tonight and early Thursday morning. Snow will transition through freezing rain to drizzle or showers Thursday morning.

    -Terra Nova, Gander, Bonavista North, Bay of Exploits, Grand Falls-Windsor, Green Bay-White Bay, Northern Peninsula East-

    Snow is forecast to develop over the Avalon this evening and spread to the Great Northern Peninsula by morning. Snowfall accumulations of 10 to 20 cm are expected by Thursday evening. Strong northerly winds will develop Thursday morning over the Great Northern Peninsula and spread southeastward throughout the day. The snow and strong northerly winds will combine to reduce visibilities in blowing snow Thursday and Thursday night. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.

    Channel-Port aux Basques and vicinity-

    Snow is expected to develop over the Port-aux-Basques region this evening. Strong northwesterly winds gusting up to 90 km/h will develop near noon on Thursday. The snow will combine with the strong northwesterly winds to reduce visibilities in blowing snow Thursday afternoon and Thursday night.

    -Burin Peninsula, Connaigre, Burgeo-Ramea, Buchans, Bay St. George, Corner Brook and Vicinity, Gros Morne, Parson's Pond-Hawke's Bay, Port Saunders and the Straits-

    A low pressure system near Cape Hatteras will track quickly towards Newfoundland today. The low is expected to track across eastern Newfoundland on Thursday. Snow will develop over southeastern Newfoundland this evening, ahead of the low, and spread to the rest of the Island by morning. The snow is forecast to change through freezing rain to drizzle or showers over southeastern Newfoundland early Thursday morning. The remainder of the Island will received snow, with accumulations of 5 to 15 cm possible by Thursday evening. As well, strong northerly winds will result in reduced visibilities in blowing snow for some areas.


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