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CINDY DAY: Meteorological mess

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It was 48 hours ago, when there were Winter Storm Warnings across northern Texas.  Today, the system responsible for the southern snow is overhead and the warnings have shifted to our region.  The western edge of the low is cold, and snow continues to fall from northern New Brunswick across to Newfoundland.  There’s a strong pull of warm air on the southern edge of the system and rain bands continue to pulse up along the coast.  Between the two, the icy mix continues…

By Saturday morning, the centre of the system will have reached the Labrador Sea.  In the wake of the system, a sharp wind shift to the west and northwest will pull some very cold air down across all of Atlantic Canada.  Temperatures will tumble and what is wet or slushy will quickly turn to ice.  The cold wind will also trigger onshore snow and serve up wind-chill values that will range from –10 to –20 C through much of the weekend.  After a bright but cool Sunday, a series of weak weather disturbances will race across the region next week.



Cindy Day is the chief meteorologist for SaltWire Network


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