Snow squall warning issued for Avalon, Burin peninsulas

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Snow squalls with the potential to produce snowfall accumulations of 15 centimetres and near-zero visibilities will persist today in the province, Environment Canada says.

Environment Canada radar image.

The reason is a deep low pressure system near Baffin Island that will remain nearly stationary as it gradually starts to weaken today. 

Strong west to southwesterly winds can be expected across Newfoundland as cold air continues to push in behind the low.

Over western and southern Newfoundland, snow squalls have developed in the cold westerly flow. These squalls will persist today and have the potential to produce snowfall accumulations of 15 centimetres and near-zero visibilities.

Snow squalls will occur over the eastern sections of the Avalon, but are not expected to produce large accumulations of snow. Local squalls and strong winds can, however, produce near-zero visibilities within these regions.

Coastal regions have been experiencing winds gusting up to 100 km/hour and these winds should diminish as the day continues, with the exception of the Northern Peninsula where the strong winds may persist into this evening.

 

Geographic location: Baffin Island, Newfoundland, Southern Newfoundland Northern Peninsula

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