Atlantic Canada walloped by destructive 100+ km/h winds, snow

Atlantic Canada walloped by destructive 100+ km/h winds, snow
It's been a stormy few days in Atlantic Canada with nearly two back-to-back potent spring storms bringing a swath of heavy snow, rain, ice pellets, and powerful wind gusts. This has led to difficult travel. The most recent one left an impactful mark on the region Monday, with damaging winds felt particularly in Newfoundland.

The intense wind gusts and snow will linger into Tuesday, but will be far less potent than on Monday. As the system departs, just some sea-effect snow will continue into Tuesday afternoon for parts of the island. Beyond, Newfoundland and the Maritimes catch a breather mid-week before the next storm rolls in. More on the timing and impact, below.


The powerful storm brought heavy snow, frozen precipitation and damaging winds across Newfoundland Monday, leading to reports of parts of roofs being whisked away from homes.

It also caused numerous power outages, school delays and cancellationss, and disrupted travel across the island with Marine Atlantic's ferries shut down Monday.

Western parts of the island were forecast to see 20-30 cm of snow by the time the system departs.
By Tuesday morning, most of the precipitation will have moved out, but a strong onshore flow for the west coast will bring some sea-effect snow that will linger into the afternoon.

Coupled with strong winds, there will be blowing snow and reduced visibilities, so motorists can expect difficult travel through the day.

Winds overnight Monday will subside from what they were earlier in the day, but will still be intense with gusts of 70-90 km/h expected for the coastal regions. They will keep diminishing into Tuesday morning, with widespread gusts of 60-70+ km/h.

Source: The Weather Network