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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
In addition, there have been unconfirmed reports of snowfall in
The following is a summary of the highest observed wind gusts...
Sea Rose oil platform ...... 157 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
As you can see yesterday was the 3rd most, and 2nd earliest significant snowfall over the past 30 years.
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.
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).
I'll have more on this system tonight on Here & Now.