From

Ryan Snoddon

  • MONDAY RUNDOWN
    WEEK OF MELTAGE
    As far as early April goes, the forecast this week is looking pretty good temperature wise, across the Island. Temperature highs look set to be above freezing right through the 7 day forecast, so it seems we're slowly starting to turn that bend! Even Southeast parts of Labrador and up into HV-GB will see a solid push of warm air this week. More on that in a second...
    QUIET START
    We start the week quiet. Today and Tuesday are looking pretty solid for most of NL. A few flurries across the big land today and a chance of flurries across the Island, but some Sunshine in the mix as well, as our Sunday system kicks out. Tuesday looks fantastic for most of NL under a nice ridge of High pressure. Temps will be mild... with 4 to 7° on the menu for parts of the Island. However we'll see building clouds through the day as our next system approaches.
    MID-WEEK SYSTEM
    -Special Weather Statements are already in effect from Environment Canada.
    -Western Labrador will see Snow push in on Tuesday afternoon, with Central Labrador and Western Newfoundland into action for the Evening hours.
    -Snow (2-5+ cm Central/West & less than 2 cm East) mixes through Ice Pellets & Freezing Rain to Rain as it pushes across the Island overnight & into Wednesday morning.
    -The Northern Peninsula & Southeastern Labrador will likely be the Snow bulls-eye with this one and could pick up 10-15+ cm before a mix over to Rain on Wednesday morning.
    -Winds will be howling as the system races across the Island on Tuesday night with South/Southeast Gusts 80-100+ km/h for much of the Island and Gusts 150 km/h in Wreckhouse. Check out the wind map below.
    -Those Southerly winds will be pumping in very mild temps with mid-high single digits likely across much of the Island on Wednesday. We'll see lots of fog in the South & East as well.
    -Holding hands with our system will be another wave of Rain, which could shoot through Eastern Newfoundland on Wednesday night into Thursday, adding to our totals.
    -Rainfall amounts from Tuesday night to Wednesday Evening across the Island will be in the 10-30 mm range for West into Central & the Northeast, with 30-50+ mm possible for parts the South Coast. If that second wave does indeed push into the East on Wednesday night, then the Burin & Avalon could end up with (Tues night-Thurs Aft.) totals in the 30-50+ mm range as well.
    -With the warm temperatures, rainfall, strong winds & fog, we'll see a significant melt across the Island, Wednesday-Thursday which could lead to localized flooding.
    -More updates on this over the next few days and of course I'll have a detailed look at your Tonight, Tuesday and 7 Forecasts tonight on Here & Now.
    Ryan
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