PHOTOS: Newfoundland a wintry wonderland after snowfall coats ground

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PHOTOS: Newfoundland a wintry wonderland after snowfall coats ground
PHOTOS: Newfoundland a wintry wonderland after snowfall coats ground
PHOTOS: Newfoundland a wintry wonderland after snowfall coats ground

There is still a fair amount of the fall season still left to go, but November is known for producing memorable snowfall events in Canada.

Many in Newfoundland were treated to their first snowfall of the season Friday night and Saturday morning, and while it may not have been a significant event, it may be remembered by some for awhile.

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An offshore system combined with cooler air provided the first snowfall for parts of the island, starting Friday night and lingering into Saturday morning. As of Saturday morning, St. John's airport recorded 18 cm of snowfall, while Mount Pearl saw 15 cm. The snow has since exited the region.

Nov. 6 is now the earliest St John's has had 18 cm on the ground, surpassing the previous date of Nov. 16, 1955.

However, for western parts of the province, sea-effect snow will continue through Saturday afternoon before dissipating in the evening, but minimal amounts are expected.

But the snow won't be sticking around for long, as Newfoundland is expected to see a warm-up and the return of sunshine by the end of the weekend, along with the Maritimes.

Below is a selection of visuals from the snowfall that are currently making the rounds on social media.

Embedded content: https://twitter.com/ilovecampbells/status/1456831939781009411?s=20

Embedded content: https://twitter.com/TEE_papi_/status/1456910616623566853?s=20

Thumbnail courtesy of Brad Grouchy/Twitter, taken in Brigus Junction, N.L.

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