Alerts for: Avalon Peninsula Southeast

Warnings

3:51 PM NST Thursday 14 December 2017
Wind warning in effect for:

  • Avalon Peninsula Southeast

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

Strong southerly winds gusting up to 110 km/h, especially over exposed areas, will develop over the Avalon Peninsula this evening and diminish overnight as the winds shift to southwesterly.

Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds.

Wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.weathernlwo.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #NLwx.

 

Statements

3:56 PM NST Thursday 14 December 2017
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Avalon Peninsula Southeast

An intense, fast moving low pressure system will cross eastern Newfoundland tonight. This system is forecast to bring heavy rainfall and strong winds to the Avalon Peninsula and a wintry mix over regions just west of the Isthmus.

Over the Avalon Peninsula, rainfall amounts of 25 to 40 mm can be expected over just a few hours. In addition, southerly wind gusts of 80 to 110 km/h can be expected.

From the Burin Peninsula to Bonavista, including Clarenville and vicinity, rain will develop this evening then change to snow and end overnight. Snowfall amounts in the range of 2 to 5 cm can be expected, with as much as 10 cm over higher terrain.

A second low pressure system will approach from the south on Saturday and is expected to pass east of the Avalon Peninsula Saturday night. On this track it would bring snow and strong winds to southeastern Newfoundland. While it's too early at this point to give specific amounts, it does appear that significant snowfall accumulation is likely Saturday afternoon and Saturday night. This would be the first significant snowstorm of the season for southeastern Newfoundland.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.weathernlwo.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #NLwx.

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