While many Canadians enjoy respite from stormy weatherthe same cannot be said for some people on the East Coast.
A powerful low pressure system swirling over the Labrador Sea in the North Atlantic will bring very strong winds and heavy snowfall, with the potential for occasional whiteout conditions. The most affected area is coastal Labrador, 40cm of snow with incoming wind forecast 120 km/h with a gust of wind.
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This multi-day blizzard started Wednesday night and continues through Friday morning, with perhaps some brief lulls on Thursday.
According to Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), this can make travel “very difficult or impossible due to near-zero visibility.” The Japan Meteorological Agency is urging people in affected areas to consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.
But the wrath of the storm does not rest on the ground.Strong winds and snow affect distances eastern quebec Push east from Thursday morning newfoundland all day and until Friday morning.
The storm comes just days after a recent ‘blast cyclone’ (a storm in which pressure dropped by at least 24 millibars within 24 hours). brought a similar situation to parts of Atlantic CanadaThere are no “bombing” standards for this storm, but it still hits quite a bit in some areas.
As with high impact storms, residents should remember to plan ahead and be prepared just in case. blackout, disruption of ferry services or road closures. Property damage may also occur, Loose outdoor objects are protected before this storm.
Western Newfoundland will experience heavy snow and wind, but a combination of intermittent high gusts and high winds will be felt regularly, at least in much of the state.
“Be prepared for very changeable winter driving conditions through Friday morning,” the ECCC warns in a weather statement.
A storm surge warning was also issued for coastal areas of the Gaspé Peninsula on Thursday afternoon. There is a risk of coastal flooding and erosion due to storm surges and large waves.
To learn more about this evolving prediction, watch the video at the top of this article..