Snowfall, wind warnings remain in effect for much of Newfoundland

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A warning that significant snowfall and high winds are expected for much of the island of Newfoundland Wednesday night is still in effect, Environment Canada says.

Snow is expected to develop over southwestern Newfoundland near noon Wednesday and spread to the remainder of the island by Wednesday evening.

For some areas, snowfall accumulations of 15 to 20 centimetres are expected by Thursday morning. In addition, strong southeasterly winds gusting to 100 km/h will develop on Wednesday and will switch to strong northwesterly winds gusting to 110 km/h overnight Wednesday night. The fresh snowfall and strong winds will cause poor visibilities in blowing snow.

Motorists can expect reduced visibilities in blowing snow, particularly over exposed areas.

For regions under a wind warning only, strong southeasterly winds will develop later on Wednesday ahead of this system. Gusts to 100 km/hour are expected along the southeast coast and gusts to 130 km/hour are expected in the Wreckhouse area. Winds will switch to westerly overnight Wednesday night, with gusts to 110 km/h expected.

A winter storm warning has been issued for Burgeo to Ramea — heavy snow, strong winds and blowing snow are expected to develop on Wednesday. Snowfall accumulations of 15 to 20 centimetres are expected by Thursday morning.

A wind warning has been issued for Avalon Peninsula Southeast, Avalon Peninsula Southwest: Southeasterly winds gusting to 100 km/hour are expected to develop Wednesday evening and will switch to strong westerly winds gusting to 110 km/h before Thursday morning.

A snowfall warning issued for Corner Brook and vicinity, Buchans and the interior — snowfall accumulations of 15 to 25 centimetres are expected Wednesday night.

Geographic location: Newfoundland, Wreckhouse, Corner Brook Buchans

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