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Hey Folks,
Well, what a winter scene across Labrador this morning!
24 cm of Snow officially fell in Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Cartwright, however with melting, you folks woke up to about 15 cm!
In Western Labrador, your 36 hour Snowfall total was near 13 cm.

The picture above is the Menihek Nordic Ski Trail in Labrador City on Tuesday. Picture courtesy of Larry Jenkins.
And as expected, folks along the West Coast of Newfoundland also woke up to a trace of Snow this morning! This was the scene in Steady Brook!


-Our next Coastal Storm will be a slow moving system and will really making it presence felt across the Island over the next 2-3 days.
-Rain & Wind will be the big story over the next few days in Newfoundland, though Central & Western sections of the Island could see some wet snow, ice pellets and freezing rain early Thursday morning. Periods of Rain will keep both Thursday and Friday damp for the Island.
-Again strong gusty winds will also be a factor, especially on Thursday. Gusts 60-70 km/h are on the menu for many, with 80 km/h gusts likely in Southwest Newfoundland and 100 km/h in the Wreckhouse area where Environment Canada has already issued a Wind Warning.
-The heaviest rainfall over the next 2 days looks destined from Central & across the Southeastern half of the Island, with the 'bulls-eye' looking likely to fall along the Southeast Coast, & across the Avalon. Based on the latest forecast models, that 'bulls-eye' could certainly be in the 50-75 mm range. Here's a look at the latest ECMWF European forecast model's rainfall projections by Saturday morning.

Have a look at the latest GEM Regional model. Rain & Wind spread into Newfoundland and by Friday morning, is rolling into Southeastern Labrador.

The latest thinking is that the Rain/Snow line with the Storm will be around the Happy Valley-Goose Bay & Groswater Bay areas. Having said that, this is going to be a wait and see and is heavily dependent on the exact track of the system. Stay tuned, because just to the North & West of that line, we could see another 10-15+ cm through the day on Friday and even more Friday night and into Saturday. Again stay tuned for the latest on this, especially you folks along the Coast of Labrador and into HV-GB.
As our Storm spins into the Labrador Sea on Friday night and into Saturday, the Low will wrapping in a very cool air mass for the entire Province. Saturday looks cold & windy right across NL, with periods of Snow looking likely to continue over Eastern Labrador. Onshore flurries & even some Snow Squalls look like a good possibility for Western Newfoundland Friday night and into Saturday. Sunday looks cool, breezy & bright for Newfoundland & Labrador. Have a look at the Long Range GFS Model. 

Stay tuned to the Live Blog for the very latest on this system and on the weekend!

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