Special Weather Statement: Thursday, February 17 & Friday, February 18

Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Avalon Peninsula North

Rainfall, strong winds, mild temperatures, and significant snowmelt expected.

Locations: Connaigre and the Burin and Avalon peninsulas.

Time span: near noon Thursday until overnight Friday night.

Total rainfall: 30 to 60 mm (heaviest rain starting Friday afternoon).

Maximum wind gusts: south to southwest 90 to 120 km/h (strongest winds starting Friday afternoon).

Remarks: Temperatures will rise above zero near noon Thursday, eventually getting to the upper single digits Thursday night and then persisting through Friday. Showers or periods of rain and drizzle will become heavy rain Friday afternoon. Strong south to southwest winds will also accompany the mild temperatures and rain leading to significant snowmelt, water pooling, and possible flooding, especially later Friday into Friday night. The rain and wind will taper off overnight Friday night as winds shift to the northwest causing temperatures to rapidly fall back below freezing.

Storm drains, gutters, and downspouts should be cleared in preparation for rain and melting snow.