- Much of the region was struck witsh high winds, snow.
- Environment Canada has published weather warnings for much of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Newfoundland and Labrador under warnings as snow and winds hit the region:
Wintry weather is impacting much of Newfoundland and Labrador on Saturday, including almost the whole island part of the region, as high winds, severe cold and blizzard circumstances persist through the day.
“She’s quite the doozy,” states Melissa Field, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, of the wild climate engaging much of the region. Source – cbc.ca
Field stated wind is the “name of the game” on the east coast of the island, where wind alerts have been published for the Avalon, Burin and Bonavista peninsulas, as well as for the Clarenville and Terra Nova areas. Gusts of between 70 and 100 km/h are anticipated in those zones through Saturday afternoon before declining in the evening. Source – cbc.ca
“However, I hope those winds to pick up with gusts of 110 [km/h] and up to 130 along with parts of the coast into the evening for eastern Newfoundland in terms of the remainder of the weekend.” Field stated. Source – cbc.ca
Environment Canada is also alerting of hammering surf and coastal flooding in each of those provinces, as well as in the Bay of Exploits and Green Bay-White Bay.
Blizzard alerts along the Northern Peninsula, wind alerts for the Burin Peninsula and winter storm cautions along the west coast were raised soon before 4 p.m. NT on Saturday. As much as 15 centimetres of snow was already on the ground Saturday morning across much of the island, Field stated.