Environment Canada has issued a SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT for the following areas:
- Clarenville & Vicinity
- Terra Nova
- The Bonavista Peninsula
- Bonavista North
- Bay of Exploits
- Gander & Vicinity
- Grand Falls-Windsor and Vicinity
The text from the SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT reads as follows:
A low pressure system is expected to develop south of Newfoundland this afternoon and rapidly intensify as it crosses the Avalon peninsula Friday morning. Although the system will be crossing the Island quickly, heavy snowfall accumulation is possible during a short period of time. Snow is expected to begin overnight tonight and will come to an end by Friday afternoon. Total snowfall accumulation may possibly reach 15 cm.
For areas along the coast, snowfall accumulations could be much lower as the precipitation will mix with or change over to rain.
There is still some uncertainty with respect to the exact track and intensity of this system. Environment Canada meteorologists will continue to monitor the situation and will issue warnings as required.
Environment Canada has issued a SNOW SQUALL WATCH for the following areas:
- Corner Brook & Vicinity
- Bay St. George
The text from the SNOW SQUALL WATCH reads as follows:
Snow squalls are expected to develop. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow, and snow will quickly accumulate.
Conditions are favourable for the development of snow squalls beginning on Friday, possibly lasting through Saturday.
Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.
Snow squall watches are issued when conditions are favourable for the formation of bands of snow that could produce intense accumulating snow or near zero visibilities.
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