Winter storm to bring a wallop of snow to the Avalon Peninsula

Winter storm to bring a wallop of snow to the Avalon Peninsula
Winter storm to bring a wallop of snow to the Avalon Peninsula

Parts of Atlantic Canada will be seeing heavy snow Tuesday, as a low pressure system passes by the Atlantic coast, with eastern Newfoundland getting the brunt of the action. Snow will be heaviest through the late morning hours and into the afternoon before easing later Tuesday night.

The Avalon Peninsula can expect to see between 15-25 cm of snow, prompting schools in St. John’s to close in anticipation of the inclement weather. This will be a significant snowfall event for St. John’s as the city has only seen 31 cm of snow so far this year, making this the second lowest cumulative snowfall amount of the winter season so far.

West of the Avalon, up to Clarenville will see between 5-15 cm of snow Tuesday.

atlsnow Jan 10 2023
atlsnow Jan 10 2023

"Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow," Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) states in their winter storm warnings that are still in place for the entire Avalon Peninsula as of Tuesday morning.

While snowfall is the main focus of this system, wind should not be discredited as gusts will reach up to 60 km/h today around the St. John’s region and 80 km/h around Cape Race.

atl wind precipitation Jan 10 2023
atl wind precipitation Jan 10 2023

Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are not left out of the mix in this system either, with snowfall amounts reaching between 10-20 cm in Cape Breton and 5-10 cm throughout P.E.I.

ECCC has issued multiple snowfall warnings and special weather statements for counties within the provinces.

For more updates and information on the forecast, check back to The Weather Network.