The weather should remain fairly calm along Eastern Newfoundland before yet another storm system threatens the first significant snowfall to the region—particularly the Avalon Peninsula.
PAL Airlines and Aerospace Meteorologist Brian Walsh says snow will develop along the Avalon late Thursday afternoon, or during the evening, before spreading east. Some areas could see from 20 to 30 centimetres by the time Friday morning rolls around.
Snowfall Amounts Thursday Night – Friday Morning:
- Avalon Peninsula: 20-30 cm
- Bonavista Peninsula and Clarenville: 15-20 cm
- Burin Peninsula / Terra Nova: 10-15 cm
- Central Newfoundland (east of Grand Falls-Windsor) and Connaigre Peninsula: 5-10 cm.
Walsh says the storm is still two days away, and as the system has not yet developed off the coast of the United States as of Tuesday evening, there’s still time for information to change.
As it stands, Walsh says the system looks to travel quickly, only lasting for about 12 hours before conditions quickly improve around noon on Friday.
On top of this, the snow will be accompanied by winds gusting up to 80 km/h Thursday night, bringing reduced visibility and blow/drifting snow.
Storm Timeline for St. John’s-Metro:
- Thursday 3 – 6 PM: Light snow developing between 5-6 PM. Wind increasing to northeast 30 gusting to 50 km/h.
- Thursday 6 – 9 PM: Snow becoming moderate to heavy. Blowing snow. Snowfall amount 3-5 cm. Wind northeast 40 gusting to 70 km/h.
- Thursday 9 PM – Midnight: Heavy snow. Blowing snow. Snowfall amount 7-10 cm. Wind northeast 50 gusting to 80 km/h.
- Friday 12 – 3 AM: Heavy snow. Blowing snow. Snowfall amount 7-10 cm. Wind north 50 gusting to 80 km/h.
- Friday 3 – 6 AM: Heavy snow tapering to light snow. Blowing snow. Snowfall amount 2-4 cm. Wind northwest 50 gusting to 80 km/h.
- Friday 6 – 9 AM: Flurries. Snowfall amount 2 cm. Wind northwest 40 gusting to 60 km/h.
- Friday 9 AM – Noon: Flurries ending. Wind west 40 gusting to 60 km/h.
Full details on the early forecast can be found at PAL Airlines and Aerospace Meteorologist Brian Walsh’s Facebook Page below: