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WEEKEND STORM SUMMARY

What a Storm!!!
 
-Unbelievable Metro Rain totals. In less than 24 hours, Logy Bay picked up 93 mm, East White Hills: 83 mm, MUN: 81 mm, Pippy Park: 72 mm. All of which are unofficial Weather stations.
 
-Officially, St. John's YYT picks up 71 mm overall, in just under 24 hours. 65.2 mm of that fell on Sunday, which shatters the previous Feb 12th 1921 record of 38.6 mm! We were just 2 mm shy of the record for the Rainiest February day ever, which was set back at the Airport on Feb 22nd 1973, when 67 mm of Rain fell.
 
-Rodney Barney was doing some digging and found an old St. John's Weather Station, pre-dating YYT, had even higher February Rains. It's record? 102.9 mm on Feb 13th 1892!!!
 
-The same Storm dropped 38 cm of Snow in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Sunday. From Friday-Sunday you folks picked up 52 cm total. Your Snow depth on the ground now is 160 cm!!!

-As expected the temperatures were really warm: EC sites reaching double digits on Sunday included: Daniel's Harbour: 11.5°, Argentia: 10.5°, Deer Lake 10.6°, Corner Brook 10.0°. 

-Top Wind Gusts: Wreckhouse measured 148 km/h before the anemometer failed. Sagona Island 138 km/h. Bell Island Lighthouse in Conception Bay: 129 km/h, In Port aux Basques, 115 km/h Wind Gusts were powerful enough to produce Waves like this!!!

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The picture was all over Twitter this morning... and was taken by Robert Kettle.
 
Here is the entire Storm summary from Environment Canada:
 
SPECIAL WEATHER SUMMARY MESSAGE FOR NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR ISSUED
BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA AT 6:09 AM NST MONDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2012.

AN INTENSE STORM SYSTEM DEVELOPED SOUTH OF NOVA SCOTIA ON SATURDAY
AND TRACKED NORTHWARD INTO THE GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE ON SUNDAY.
THIS STORM AFFECTED THE ENTIRE PROVINCE. OVER NEWFOUNDLAND HEAVY RAIN
AND HURRICANE FORCE WIND GUSTS CAUSED FLOODING AND POWER OUTAGES.
OVER LABRADOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS OCCURRED OVER
EASTERN AND NORTHERN SECTIONS EXCEPT OVER THE SOUTHEAST WHERE SNOW
CHANGED TO RAIN OR FREEZING RAIN. WESTERN LABRADOR EXPERIENCED
WINDCHILL VALUES NEAR MINUS 48.
 
THE FOLLOWING ARE UPDATED UNOFFICIAL RAINFALL (MILLIMETRES) AMOUNTS
AS OF 8:30 AM NST MONDAY OBSERVED AT:
LOGY BAY         .............................93.0 MM
PIPPY PARK       .............................72.0 MM
ST. JOHN'S AIRPORT............................70.2 MM
WRECKHOUSE       .............................53.2 MM
PORT AUX BASQUES .............................34.0 MM
BURGEO           .............................30.5 MM
ST. LAWRENCE     .............................26.3 MM
ARGENTIA         .............................26.1 MM
BONAVISTA        .............................25.6 MM
CAPE RACE        .............................22.5 MM
TERRA NOVA PARK  .............................21.8 MM
GANDER           .............................19.6 MM
 
THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS RECORDED
DURING THE EVENT:
GOOSE BAY................39 CM
CARTWRIGHT...............32.5 CM
NAIN.....................26 CM

THE FOLLOWING ARE UPDATED UNOFFICIAL MAXIMUM WIND OBSERVATIONS:
WRECKHOUSE   .................................148 KM/H
NOTE..THE WIND EQUIPMENT AT WRECKHOUSE FAILED AT THE PEAK OF THE
STORM.

SAGONA ISLAND.................................139 KM/H
BELL ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE PRIVATE STATION ......129 KM/H
BURGEO........................................124 KM/H
ST. ANTHONY...................................122 KM/H
DANIEL'S HARBOUR..............................120 KM/H
STEPHENVILLE AIRPORT..........................120 KM/H
TWILLINGATE...................................119 KM/H
BONAVISTA.....................................117 KM/H
PORT AUX BASQUES..............................115 KM/H
BLANC SABLON, QC..............................111 KM/H
ARGENTIA......................................107 KM/H
CAPE RACE.....................................107 KM/H
ST. JOHN'S AIRPORT............................107 KM/H
WINTERLAND   .................................107 KM/H
ST. LAWRENCE..................................106 KM/H
DEER LAKE AIRPORT..............................90 KM/H
NAIN (AUTO)........................................85 KM/H

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