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What a Storm...

Hey Folks,

Well, as advertised that was quite a Storm that pounded the Island of Newfoundland on Friday and Saturday.

More than 120 mm of Rain in the East... 35-50+ cm of Snow along the Northeast Coast and of course the crippling Freezing Rain in Conception Bay North and all along the Bonavista Peninsula. Winds were clocked at more than 120 km/h along the South Coast and more than 90 km/h along the Northeast Coast.

Here are some more numbers from Environment Canada.

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OBSERVED AT
SELECTED SITES AS OF 8:00 AM SUNDAY...

GANDER INT'L'AIRPORT ........ 52.0 CM
TERRA NOVA .................. 22.0 CM *
LEWISPORTE .................. 35.0 CM *

* UNOFFICIAL AMOUNTS FROM WEATHER WATCHERS.

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OBSERVED AT
SELECTED SITES AS OF 8:00 AM SUNDAY...

ST. JOHNS AIRPORT ........... 118 MM
MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY ......... 126 MM
BONAVISTA ................... 34 MM *

* COMBINATION OF FREEZING RAIN AND RAINFALL ACCUMULATION.

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF SIGNIFICANT PEAK WIND GUSTS OBSERVED AT
SELECTED SITES AS OF 8:00 AM SUNDAY...

TWILLINGATE ................... 91 KM/HR
GRATES COVE ................... 95 KM/HR
SAGONA ISLAND ............... 122 KM/HR
BURGEO....................... 115 KM/HR
ARGENTIA .................... 85 KM/HR
ST. JOHN'S INT'L'AIRPORT .... 63 KM/HR
ST. LAWRENCE ................ 93 KM/HR
WINTERLAND .................. 80 KM/HR
CAPE RACE ................... 107 KM/HR

Just a massive Storm. Of course the power outages along the Bonavista Peninsula and in Conception Bay North continue today and for the latest on that situation check out cbc.ca/nl and of course Here & Now tonight.

CALMER WEEK

-The good news is, this week will be much quieter across the Province. We'll be dealing with a few flurries off and on over the next few days... and perhaps some sun later this week as an area of High Pressure tries to edge it's way in.
-The next potential bigger sized system could be in the cards for late this weekend or early next week. The Canadian model likes the idea of a late Sunday early Monday arrival. The European is perhaps later Monday into Tuesday, while the American GFS is stronger with the area of High pressure moving in. If it's got the right idea, that High would keep the system blocked to the South and then send it East out to the Atlantic.
-I'll keep you posted on this one.

TALK TONIGHT

-Finally, I just wanted to let you know I'm going to be doing a presentation at the Marine Institute in St. John's tonight. It's all part of MUN's Geographic Information Systems day. I'll be talking about trying to forecast the weather here in Newfoundland and Labrador and the grey hairs that go along with it!!! haha.

It's taking place in Hampton Hall at the Marine Institute on Ridge Road tonight (Monday) at 8pm. Admission is free.

Ryan

Your Comments

Saw this last night. Quite informative and entertaining. I highly recommend anyone to attend something similar at the next opportunity.

Posted by: Jason on March 9, 2010 10:25 AM

Hurricane/Tropical Storm Gabrielle (Sept. 18-19/2001) only dumped 120mm. Talk about a Snowicane - we dodged a bullet there - 120cm in two days?

Posted by: Pete on March 9, 2010 04:21 PM

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