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Newfoundland is hit 45 centimeters of snow as winds blow up to 80km/h in late May

A late spring snow storm created carnage in Newfoundland on Wednesday night, falling heavy into the night. 

More than 35 centimeters fell at the Gander International Airport into Thursday and 36 fell at Terra Nova National Park, according to Environmental Canada meteorologist Linda Libby, according to CTV.News.

Early Thursday an additional 5-10cm fell as well and eventually turned into flurries. 

More than 35 centimeters fell at the Gander International Airport into Thursday and 36 fell at Terra Nova National Park

More than 35 centimeters fell at the Gander International Airport into Thursday and 36 fell at Terra Nova National Park

For most of Thursday, strong north to northwesterly winds flew up to 80km/h, which caused reduced visibility.

Central and western provinces in Newfoundland closed schools early Thursday morning. The Labrador English School District also closed on Thursday.

‘Today is still going to be very ugly on the island,’ said Libby. ‘It’s very cold, winter-like conditions despite the fact it’s the 24th of May.’

Early Thursday an additional 5-10cm fell as well and eventually turned into flurries

Early Thursday an additional 5-10cm fell as well and eventually turned into flurries

For most of Thursday, strong north to northwesterly winds flew up to 80km/h, which caused reduced visibility

For most of Thursday, strong north to northwesterly winds flew up to 80km/h, which caused reduced visibility

Libby shared that temperatures stayed around -2 degrees Celsius in Gander.

The system bringing the snow is a different one than the one that is spreading snow across the southwestern parts of the region during the early hours of Friday. 

‘That’s as moisture interacts with the cold air locked over the island,’ Weather Network meteorologist Brett Soderholm said to The Weather Network. 

Temperatures stayed around -2 degrees Celsius in Gander

Temperatures stayed around -2 degrees Celsius in Gander

Temperatures stayed around -2 degrees Celsius in Gander

‘Accumulations are not expected to be significant and will not be more than a few centimetres over remote locations.’

Rain will continue to fall for most of Thursday, but temperature is expected to fall by Friday night. 

Gander could experience some wet snow as a result. 

‘Having angered the weather gods in some serious way, another round of snow/ mixing is possible for Newfoundland on Friday,’ added Soderholm.  

The system bringing the snow is a different one than the one that is spreading snow across the southwestern parts of the region during the early hours of Friday

The system bringing the snow is a different one than the one that is spreading snow across the southwestern parts of the region during the early hours of Friday



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