Snow changing to ice pellets, light snow in southern parts of Newfoundland

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Expected to change to ice pellets, drizzle in eastern areas later today

The latest weather update from Environment Canada states that snow, at times heavy, is occurring on the northern half of Newfoundland, including some parts of eastern Newfoundland.

The province's Department of Transportation and Works pulled equipment from this stretch of highway between North Branch and Port aux Basques this morning due to whiteout conditions. — Photo by TC Media

Precipitation has changed to ice pellets or light snow in the south.

Total snowfall accumulations for this system are still forecast to be near 10 to 15 cm for most of the island.

Over the Northern Peninsula snow will continue until Tuesday morning.

Strong easterly winds in the Wreckhouse area are still forecast to gust near 100 km/h for the next few hours before diminishing and shifting to the west.

Other areas of Newfoundland can expect winds gusting between 50 and 80 km/h for this afternoon which may still cause temporarily reduced visibilities in blowing snow over exposed areas.




(Earlier story)

Snowfall bringing reduced visibility on the roads and highways is occurring over much of the province this morning.

According to Environment Canada snow, at times heavy, has developed over most of Newfoundland and will spread across the remainder of the island this afternoon.

Between 10 and 15 centimetres is expected.

Southern and eastern Newfoundland will see a changeover to ice pellets then drizzle or freezing drizzle later today.

In addition, strong easterly winds with gusts of 80 to 100 km/h over western, southern, and eastern Newfoundland.

Winds could get as high as 120 km/h in the Wreckhouse area.

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Newfoundland, Eastern Newfoundland.Winds, Wreckhouse

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Recent comments

  • Dood
    December 30, 2013 - 10:22

    Reduced visibility yet government offices are still open? Safety first bye's. Yeah right. I wish government workers had a union.

    • Bern
      December 30, 2013 - 11:15

      If you expect gas stations and Walmart open so you can go out and get beer and a roll of duct tape in the middle of a storm then you should expect Government offices to be open.

    • Dood
      December 30, 2013 - 12:28

      Bern, I didnt say I expected Walmart and gas stations to be open as well. Go put words in soneone elses mouth.