Alerts for: Burin Peninsula

Watches

11:00 PM NST Friday 15 December 2017
Winter storm watch in effect for:

  • Burin Peninsula

A very intense low pressure system will approach from the south on Saturday and will pass just east of the Avalon Peninsula Saturday evening. This track will bring heavy snow and brisk northerly winds to southeastern Newfoundland. This will be the first significant snowstorm of the season for southeastern Newfoundland.

Light snow will develop over the Burin Peninsula Saturday morning and spread to Clarenville and the Bonavista Peninsula by noon. The snow will become heavy at times during the day and persist into Saturday night. At this time, total snowfall amounts between 10 and 15 cm are expected by the time the snow tapers to flurries late on Saturday.

This system will also be accompanied by very strong northerly winds during the event. The strongest winds are expected Saturday evening as the low passes. These winds will combine with the fresh snowfall to cause widespread reduced visibilities in blowing snow Saturday night.

Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations.

Winter storm watches are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.

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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