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Freezing rain warnings for St. John's-metro, eastern N.L.


After blizzard warnings Tuesday, freezing rain and rain has been melting the snow in St. John's-metro overnight.

Freezing rain warnings are in effect for parts of eastern Newfoundland this moring (red areas) and blowing snow advisories for the tip of the Northern Peninsula and parts of coastal Labrador (grey areas).

Environment Canada has issued freezing rain warnings for all the Avalon Peninsula, Clarenville, Bonavista Peninsula and Terra Nova region this morning.

It says freezing rain is expected or occurring and will continue for the next few hours, especially over higher terrain, before precipitation changes to rain this morning.

Rain is then expected to taper off to flurries later this morning as temperatures fall back below 0 Celsius.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.

Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice buildup and icy surfaces. 

The public is advised to continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to weatherNLWO@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #NLwx.

Summary of Tuesday's storm

Environment Canada has prepared a summary of Tuesday's winter storm that affected the entire island.

Here's the full summary it posted on its website this morning:

A low pressure centre formed off the coast of Florida on Saturday night and intensified into a very powerful ocean storm as it passed east of the Carolinas on Sunday night. The low then gradually weakened as it continued tracking northeastward, its centre reaching the Fortune Bay area of Newfoundland late Tuesday.

The feature finally dissipated over eastern Newfoundland early this morning.

This system brought snow and strong winds to much of Newfoundland, though the snow later changed to a mix of ice pellets, freezing rain and rain over eastern parts of the island before ending.

The following is a summary of weather information received by

Environment Canada:

1. Snowfall amounts from manned stations in centimetres:

26 at Lethbridge

17 at St. John's Int'l Airport

17 at Gander Int'l Airport

17 at Grand Falls-Windsor

16 at Point Leamington

14 at Deer Lake Airport

11 at Stephenville Airport

2. Snowfall amounts from automatic observing stations in centimetres

26 at Burgeo

22 at Millertown

21 at Badger

21 at Terra Nova Nat'l Park

16 at Bonavista (using a 10 to 1 ratio)

15 at St. Lawrence (using a 10 to 1 ratio)

9 at Corner Brook

3. Maximum wind gusts in kilometres per hour:

148 at Green Island, Fortune Bay

120 at Sagona Island

119 at Cape Pine

117 at Burgeo

116 at Paradise

106 at St-Pierre

104 at Cape Race

104 at Port aux Basques

102 at Bonavista

100 at St. Lawrence

97 at Fort Amherst

93 at Ramea

91 at St. John's Int'l Airport

 

 

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