UPDATE: Spring snowstorm forecast for N.L.

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Environment Canada is forecasting substantial snowfall and strong winds for the southern-half of Newfoundland beginning Monday.

Environment Canada is forecasting snowy weather for the southern-half of Newfoundland for the last day of March.

As of late Sunday afternoon, the forecast called for snowfall and ice pellet accumulations of between 15 and 35 centimetres by Tuesday morning for the southern coast from Channel-Port aux Basques to the Burin Peninsula, the Bay St. George area and the Avalon Peninsula.

Snow is expected to be heavy at times Monday, with strong winds reducing visibility. Snow and ice pellets will likely continue to fall Tuesday, with an extended period of freezing rain possible for the Burin Peninsula and southern portions of the Avalon overnight Monday into Tuesday morning.

A Wreckhouse wind warning will see gusts of almost 100 kilometres per hour persist throughout Monday.

Environment Canada is advising people planning to travel Monday or Tuesday in the affected areas to check updated local forecasts.


(Earlier story)

Environment Canada is forecasting a spring snowstorm for much of the island portion of Newfoundland and Labrador on Monday.

For areas of Newfoundland from Channel-Port aux Basques to the Burin Peninsula, snow is expected to start overnight continuing into Monday morning. It will fall heavily at times and potentially change to ice pellets in the morning.

Snowfall amounts will likely range from 15 to 25 centimetres with winds gusting from 60 to 100 kilometres per hour. A Wreckhouse wind warning should see gusts near 100 kilometres per hour throughout the day Monday.

In the Bay St. George area, snowfall accumulations of up to 15 centimetres will combine with strong winds to cause reduced visibility.

On the Avalon Peninsula, snow is expected to begin later in the day Monday and continue into Tuesday. The southern half of the peninsula will likely see snow change to ice pellets. Snowfall amounts ranging from 15 to 25 centimetres are expected by Tuesday evening. Blowing snow may prove to be an issue as winds increase on Tuesday.

Geographic location: Newfoundland, Channel-Port aux Basques, St. George

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