Storm warning for south coast, snow for island: Environment Canada

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Five to 10 cms of snow Thursday in St. John's forecast

Environment Canada has a winter storm watch for the Burin Peninsula and south coast areas, with potentially significant snowfall tonight and Thursday.

A developing low pressure system will pass south of Newfoundland on Thursday. Snow ahead of this system will begin over the Port aux Basques region this evening and then spread eastward along the south coast overnight.

Snow will then spread to most other areas of the island during the day on Thursday.

At this time the highest snowfall accumulations are expected along the south coast from Port aux Basques to the Burin Peninsula.

In addition, strong easterly winds will develop over southwestern Newfoundland ahead of the low tonight. Wind gusts to 100 km/h are expected in the Wreckhouse area this evening and after midnight.

For the St. John’s area tonight, periods of drizzle or freezing drizzle is in the forecast. Winds are expected to be from the northwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low minus 1 C.

For Thursday, it’s expected to be cloudy with snow beginning late in the morning. Amount five to 10 cms. Wind are forecast to be east 30 kms/h gusting to 50 kms/h in the morning. High temperature around zero.

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Newfoundland, Port aux Basques, St. John's Burin Wreckhouse

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  • tony brown
    February 20, 2013 - 12:25

    good job on the weather forcast,my friends.i live in the central area,also am a truck driver.would of been nice to get accumulation for my area,understandable storm heading west to east,being hardest hit on south coast.but drivers still pounding pavement in central.thanks,keep up the good work.