Winter storm warning in effect:

Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • Avalon Peninsula North

Heavy snowfall with blowing snow is expected.

Total snowfall: 15 to 30 cm.

Maximum wind gusts: northeasterly 70 km/h.

Locations: western Avalon Peninsula.

Time span: this evening until Sunday morning.

Remarks: Snow will develop this evening, with strengthening northeasterly winds. Snowfall rates are expected to ease for a period during the morning on Saturday, and then become heavy, at times, during the afternoon and evening. Accumulations will be variable, with the highest totals occurring over elevated terrain.

Conditions are expected to improve by Sunday morning.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.

Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #NLwx.