UPDATE: Snowfall warning ended

Deana Stokes Sullivan
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A snowfall warning issued by Environment Canada for St. John's and the Avalon Peninsula has now ended.

According to the weather office, the highest snow accumulation was recorded in St. John's at 30 cm.

Other areas on the Avalon saw between 10 and 25 cm of snowfall. The Burin Peninsula received about 25 cm, Bonavista area, 13 cm and Argentia, 10 cm.

Snow was expected to end near noon in the St. John's-metro region, with 60 percent chance of flurries this afternoon, amounting to about 2 cm.

Blowing snow is expected over exposed areas late this morning. Winds will be north 40 km/h gusting to 70 km/h, becoming northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 km/h this afternoon.

An Arctic air mass will cause temperatures to drop to -13 Celsius this afternoon and about -14 tonight. With the wind chill, it will feel like -25.

Here are the snowfall accumulations from Environment Canada:

St. John's Airport 30 cm

Unmanned observation sites:

St. Lawrence 18 cm

St. John's west 18 cm

Winterland 15 cm

Bonavista 13 cm

Terra Nova 13 cm

Argentia 10 cm

COOLTAP Atlantic volunteer observing network sites

Whitbourne 30 cm (as of 8:15 A.M. NST Thursday)

Port union 8 cm (as of 7:30 A.M. NST Thursday)

Cocorahs volunteer observing network sites:

St. John's 30 cm (as of 8:44 A.M. NST Thursday)

Burin 25 cm (as of 7:45 A.M. NST Thursday)

Marystown 24 cm (as of 7:45 A.M. NST Thursday)

Mt. Pearl 22 cm (as of 7:00 A.M. NST Thursday)

St. Mary's 20 cm (as of 9:00 A.M. NST Thursday)

Mt. Carmel 18 cm (as of 8:00 A.M. NST Thursday)

Sunnyside 18 cm (as of 7:30 A.M. NST Thursday)

Conception Bay south 18 cm (as of 7:00 A.M. NST Thursday)

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(Earlier story)

Environment Canada has updated its snowfall warning for St. John's and the Avalon Peninsula.

Total snowfall amounts of 20 to 30 centimetres are expected across the Avalon Peninsula by the time the snow ends today.

Environment Canada says an intense low pressure system currently south of the Avalon Peninsula will quickly move out to sea this morning.

This system has already brought over 20 centimetres of snowfall to much of the Avalon and final tallies may approach 30 centimetres over some areas by the time the snow tapers off during the mid morning hours.

(Earlier story)

A snowfall warning is still in effect this morning for the Avalon and Burin Peninsulas.

Environment Canada says total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 centimetres are expected across both peninsulas.

An intense low pressure system currently south of the Avalon Peninsula is expected to  quickly move out to sea this morning. Snow will end early this morning over the Burin Peninsula, while on the Avalon the snow is expected to taper off by mid-morning.

Final snowfall accumulations from this system are expected to range between 15 and 25 centimetres over most areas.

A very cold westerly flow of Arctic is also expected to develop across Newfoundland behind this low with wind chill values falling to  -35 Celsius or colder over northern parts of the island this morning.

 

(Earlier story, Feb. 5)

Snowfall warning for southern and eastern Newfoundland

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for southern and eastern Newfoundland.

Accumulations of of 15 centimetres or more are expected across much of the Avalon and Burin peninsulas tonight into Thursday. The snow is expected to begin in the St. John's-metro region around midnight tonight.

According to the weather office, a low pressure system that formed off the Eastern Seaboard of the United States this morning will track south of Nova Scotia tonight and pass southeast of the Avalon Peninsula early Thursday. Snow associated with this system will spread across southern and eastern Newfoundland tonight and become heavy at times overnight. The snow is forecast to taper off early Thursday as the low moves away.

Environment Canada says there's some uncertainty regarding the track of this system and a slight change could alter the expected snowfall amounts.

The current forecast suggests that total accumulations over areas under the warning will range from 15 to 25 centimetres, with the highest amounts occurring over southeastern portions of the Avalon Peninsula. Environment Canada will continue to monitor this system and provide updates as more information becomes available. It's website is www.weather.gc.ca.

Some areas on northern parts of the Avalon and Burin peninsulas may receive less than 15 centimetres, especially if the low takes a more southerly track.

A very cold westerly flow of Arctic air is also expected to develop over Newfoundland behind this low and wind chill values are expected to fall to minus 35 Celsius or colder over northern parts of the island early Thursday morning.

 

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Newfoundland, St. John's, United States Nova Scotia Arctic

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