Record-breaking Snowstorm Reaches Newfoundland

The uncontrollable snowstorm, which recently laid a record-breaking layer of snow in Montreal, is now headed towards Newfoundland, as Environment Canada claims the northern and central parts of the province are expected to see as much as 20 to 30 centimeters of snow. The official announcement of Environment Canada claimed that “heavy snow and strong easterly winds over southwestern Newfoundland this morning will spread northeastward today.”

So far till 11 p.m. local time, snowfall accumulations are calculated up till 23 centimetres in Deer Lake, 21 centimetres in Gander and less than a centimetre in St. John’s. Environment Canada has issued warnings for many parts of central and northern Newfoundland, claiming that “dangerous winter weather conditions” are predicted in the areas. It has been speculated that the low-pressure system, which caused the dreadful snowstorm, is estimated to travel along the southern Nova Scotia near Cape Breton on Friday evening. Moreover, the calculations conclude that storm will continue across eastern Newfoundland around midnight, while moving on to the northeast of the province on Saturday.

In addition to the snow accumulations, strong and uncontrollable winds will be another consequence of the low pressure system, expected to peak up till 100 km/h on the Newfoundland’s south and west coasts, while an extra 150 km/h are predicted in the Wreckhouse area. Unconfirmed reports claim that winds in the Wreckhouse area have already reached the speed of 143 km/h around 2:30 p.m. local time. Environment Canada has also issued a winter storm watch for Nova Scotia saying “significant snowfall” is possible in the province Saturday night and into the next day

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