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3 LOW'S IN 3 DAYS

I'm watching 2 systems moving in Thursday night into Friday and another Alberta Clipper coming for the weekend.
 
Hey Folks,
 
As I mentioned on the LIVE Blog yesterday, our storm yesterday is a perfect example of how a slight change in the track, can mean big changes for who see's Snow and who doesn't.
 
Yesterday's Storm was set to track up over the Avalon, however instead, it ended up further West and tracking just West of the Burin Peninsula instead. That's only about 100 km in track change to the West, but it was enough to rob places like Terra Nova and Gander from getting significant Snow and instead shifted the Heavy Snow West... and into Western Newfoundland. I can see you skiers smiling from here :)) 
 
The Winds in behind this system were nothing less than impressive. An NL Winter Storm at it's finest. Here is the Final Storm Summary from Environment Canada.
Here are the highest wind gusts reported on Wednesday:
Cape Race .......................... 135 km/h
Grates Cove......................... 130 km/h
Cape pine .......................... 126 km/h *
St. Pierre.......................... 113 km/h
Sagona Island ...................... 109 km/h
Twillingate ........................ 109 km/h
Argentia ........................... 107 km/h
Winterland ......................... 105 km/h
St. John's airport ................. 105 km/h
St. Lawrence ....................... 104 km/h
Burgeo ............................. 100 km/h
Bonavista ..........................  89 km/h

Here are total snowfall amounts reported on Wednesday:
Deer Lake............................ 38 cm
Cormack.............................. 27 cm *
Stephenville......................... 20 cm
Lewisporte........................... 18 cm *
Sop's arm White Bay.................. 16 cm *
Badger............................... 14 cm
Plum point...........................  8 cm *
Gander...............................  7 cm **

Here are total rainfall amounts reported on Wednesday:
Winterland........................... 20 mm
St. John's........................... 13 mm

* denotes report from volunteer/private site

** additionally, Gander reported 11 mm of freezing rain and ice
pellets.
 
2 LOW'S TONIGHT
 
2 pieces of energy (one shooting in from the West and one from the South) will come together over the Island tonight, forming a new Low and dropping some Snow and Rain in the process.

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This system(s) doesn't look at strong as it once did... and it now appears that 5 cm for most of the Island, will be about it.  
 
Where we will likely see a bit more than 5 cm is up The Northern Peninsula and into Southeastern Labrador. Generally 5-10 cm is on the menu from Port aux Choix to Cartwright. The Labrador side of the Strait from Red Bay to L'Anse-au-Clair could end up with 8-15 cm.
 
The other region that could see a bit more than 5 cm... perhaps as much as 8 or 10 cm... is across the Northern Avalon. However with a change to Rain on the menu late overnight and into Friday morning, timing will be everything.

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The afternoon model runs will have the best insight and I'll have the very latest on this system, tonight on Here & Now.
 
ALBERTA CLIPPER
 
An Alberta Clipper taking shape across the Praries today and tomorrow is set to move quickly across the Country and into Newfoundland by Saturday night and into Sunday. This system has little to no moisture to play with and so won't bring much in the way of Snowfall.
 
Right now it appears 5 to 10 cm is about all this system will muster up across the Island.

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A North/Northwesterly flow setting up in behind the system will set up onshore flurries for the North Coast of the Island and into Central Newfoundland for Sunday.
 
HIGH PRESSURE FOR MONDAY
 
An area of High Pressure looks destined to settle into Newfoundland on Monday and into Tuesday with colder temperatures moving as well.
 
Snoddon.

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