Snow squalls expected Saturday night in Corner Brook area

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Environment Canada said today it appears snow squalls will occur in the Corner Brook area Saturday with the potential to generate local snowfall amounts up to 10 centimetres.

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Higher amounts are possible in some areas.

In addition, winds gusting to 60 km/h will combine with the fresh snow to give blowing snow and reduced visibilities.

The forecast is based on a trough of low pressure approaching from the west and expected to cross the Gulf of St Lawrence late Saturday. A strong west to northwesterly flow of Arctic air will develop in its wake, giving rise to frequent flurries and snow squalls where winds blow onshore.

Current indications suggest the squalls will develop in the Parson's Pond to Hawke's Bay area by late afternoon on Saturday, and then shift southward over the Gros Morne and Corner Brook areas Saturday night.

Geographic location: Corner Brook, Arctic, Hawke's Bay

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