Newfoundland & Labrador: Worst winter storm

20
Apr

While Canadians in many parts of the country are enjoying spring weather, residents in Newfoundland are being hit with one of the worst storms of the winter.

Environment Canada issued storm warnings Wednesday, for parts of the east coast of Newfoundland, including Avalon Peninsula, Bay of Exploits, Bonavista Peninsula, Gander, St. John’s and Terra Nova.

The weather agency forecasts strong northerly winds, and snowfall accumulations ranging from 25 to 35 cm in some inland regions, with lesser amounts along the coast.

NTV meteorologist Eddie Sheerr said winds are gusting up to 106 km/h at the St. John’s airport, as the storm works its way westward.

“It’s terrible here today,” he said, as wind and snow blew past him. “We haven’t really seen anything like this at all this winter. This is one of the worst storms we’ve seen yet.”

Sheerr said the snow will continue falling through the night, but milder temperatures and rain showers forecast for later this week may help melt away the white stuff.

“Hopefully, this will be the last one. Because if I have to go back on TV and forecast more snow, I may have a lot of angry viewers on my hands,” Sheerr said.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/newfoundland-hit-with-spring-snowstorm-1.2866712