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Welcome to Spring!

And if you're in Eastern Newfoundland... get ready to shovel and snow blow through your first official weekend of spring 2009.

St. John's and vicinity.
Avalon Peninsula North
Avalon Peninsula South.
Clarenville and vicinity
Bonavista Peninsula
Terra Nova.
Gander and vicinity
Bonavista North.
Burin Peninsula.
Ramea - Connaigre.

Our system (Shelia) is gaining strength and headed North. We'll see snow beginning on the south coast through the overnight hours. In fact you folks along the Burin Peninsula and the Southern half of the Avalon from Trepassey to Argentia and Tors Cove could pick up 2 cm tonight. The Snow starts to ramp up for the Northern sections tomorrow morning 7-8 am.

I think the heaviest Snowfall will fall late Saturday afternoon-evening for the Southern sections and Saturday evening and overnight for Northern sections under the Warnings.

Winds will be a big factor from Saturday morning until Sunday morning when this system starts to pull away. Winds will be gusting to 60 & 70 km/h, especially late day Saturday and in through the overnight.

Ok, so the big question is.... HOW MUCH SNOW IS COMING?


The change over to Rain for the Avalon overnight Saturday into Sunday will keep the snowfall totals below 40 cm... however this looks like it could be biggest snowfall of the season for St. John's.

Happy shoveling and welcome to Spring!!!


Your Comments

I have a new term for this kind of Spring weather wwallop... Shelia's Brush and Roller.

You're doing a great job... easily the best forecasting I've seen on CBC NL. Keep up the excellent work.

Posted by: S. Ings on March 21, 2009 08:36 PM

Hi Ryan,
Where is the ice and when can we expect it here on Little Bay Islands?

Posted by: Aunt Edna on March 23, 2009 12:27 PM

Sheila's Brush comes after St. Patricks Day. If it comes before St. Patricks Day, it is called Sheila and Patrick. Sheila and Patrick indicates a bad spring and Sheila's Brush indicates a good spring.
See Newfoundland Dictionary pages 160 and 194.

Posted by: Cyril Chafe on March 10, 2010 09:00 AM

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