Cold wind chill expected overnight, particularly in Labrador and west coast areas

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According to Environment Canada for the St. John’s area, snow is expected to end near midnight with a low minus 15 C, and a cold wind chill minus 26 overnight.

Amount of snow to fall about two centimetres.

For Tuesday, it is expected to be sunny in the morning and early in the afternoon, then a mix of sun and cloud with 40 per cent chance of flurries late in the afternoon.

High minus 11. Cold wind chill minus 27.

For the island, a very cold airmass will combine with strengthening winds to produce wind chill values near minus 36 over most of the west coast and the Great Northern Peninsula tonight.

Over Central Newfoundland wind chill values are expected to remain just under warning criteria tonight due to slightly weaker winds.

Cold temperatures and strong winds will persist over the west coast and the Great Northern Peninsula and will reach central areas and the Northeast Coast Tuesday, producing wind chill values near minus 36 over these regions Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

Meantime, for Labrador, a very cold airmass will combine with strengthening winds to produce windchill values between minus 45 and minus 50 overnight tonight and Tuesday morning for Western Labrador.

Conditions are expected to persist into Wednesday and it is likely that the warning will be continued for Tuesday night.

 

 

Geographic location: Northeast Coast

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