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Hey Folks,

Wow, what a storm. Our first fall storm of the season didn't dissapoint. It certainly threw a few surprises our way with the amount of wet snow mixing as far East as it did. But all in all, it was an impressive storm.

Here are the numbers from the storm...

Bonavista .................. 66.9 mm
St. John's memorial univ.... 50.3 mm
St. John's int'l'aprt ...... 46.4 mm (incl 5.2 cm of melted snow)
New Chelsea ................ 45.4 mm
St. Lawrence ............... 41.2 mm
Cape Race .................. 35.8 mm
Clarenville (shoal hr) ..... 30.0 mm
Argentia ................... 27.9 mm
Cape pine lighthouse ....... 26.4 mm
Terra Nova ntl park ........ 22.6 mm
Gander int'l'arpt .......... 9.6 mm (incl 1.4 cm of melted snow)

In addition, there have been unconfirmed reports of snowfall in
excess of 15 centimetres over the high terrain along the Bonavista
Peninsula highway.

The following is a summary of the highest observed wind gusts...

Sea Rose oil platform ...... 157 km/h
Bonavista .................. 133 km/h
Cape pine lighthouse ....... 132 km/h
Cape Race .................. 128 km/h
Grates Cove ................ 122 km/h
St. John's memorial univ ... 122 km/h
Sagona Island .............. 107 km/h
Argentia ................... 104 km/h
St. John's int'l'aprt ...... 104 km/h
Twillingate ................ 98 km/h
St. Lawrence ............... 74 km/h
Gander int'l'arpt .......... 70 km/h

SNOW IN OCTOBER

As the Environment Canada statement above mentions, there are unconfirmed reports of up to 15 cm of Snow out towards the Bonavista highway! While in St. John's the ground was coated white with 5.2 cm of Snow. No doubt, there's been Snow in October in St. John's before... with a trace here and there. However, yesterday is right up there in terms of amounts that have fallen in October.

These are top 5 Snowfall events in the month of October over the past 30 years.

1. Oct 29-30 2004 - 27.4 cm
2. Oct 28 1991 - 11.6 cm
3. Oct 14 2009- 5.2 cm
4. Oct 23 1980- 4.3 cm
5. Oct 13 1985- 4.2 cm

As you can see yesterday was the 3rd most, and 2nd earliest significant snowfall over the past 30 years.

LABRADOR SUNSHINE

You folks in Labrador are going to see a great stretch of weather over the next 5 days or so. A few flurries over Western Labrador today will clear and then it's smooth sailing right through the weekend. In Eastern Labrador it's nothing but sunshine right through early next week.

SATURDAY SYSTEM

Our next system on the horizon is one which is already developing off the Coast of the Carolinas in the U.S. Southeast. It will roll up the Eastern seaboard and into our backyards (In Newfoundland only).
The system isn't going to be as strong as the one that moved through yesterday. However there is a chance it could be strong enough to see 20-40 mm of rain and sustained winds of 50-70 km/h.

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I'll have more on this system tonight on Here & Now.

Ryan

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