‘Pretty big storm’ heading to N.L. could drop major snowfall starting Thursday

A storm is heading toward the island of Newfoundland, bringing with it heavy winds and the potential for a huge dump of snow.

Justin Boudreau, meteorologist with Environment Canada’s Gander weather office, said it’s still too early to know exactly how the storm will affect Newfoundland, or where it will hit.

At this point, it looks like it will track either directly over the Avalon Peninsula or just to the southeast. The effects, however, will be felt across the island to a varying degree.

“It’s a pretty big storm,” BoudreauĀ told the St. John’s Morning Show. “I have been saying kind of a widespread 15 to 30 centimetres, with maybe as much as 40-60 in some lucky area between the two major cities.”

Current projections show it could last into Friday, and possibly linger into Saturday.

No weather statement was issued by Environment Canada as of Tuesday morning, but Boudreau said to expect one later in the day.

Depending on the track of the storm, high winds and rain could also hamper parts of the island.

“I’ve seen three different solutions, I guess, from late last night to early this morning. It’s been changing every time,” Boudreau said.

As Newfoundlanders collectively hope it changes into a dud, Boudreau said people should at least be prepared for high winds in north-facing communities from the Bay of Exploits all the way to St. John’s.

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‘Pretty big storm’ heading to N.L. could drop major snowfall starting Thursday

Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/bad-weather-coming-thursday-nlwx-1.5425953?cmp=rss
Aggregated from: CBC | Newfoundland and Labrador News

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