As much of the country continues to wonder, ‘where is winter exactly?,’ parts of Labrador are digging out from a significant blast of snow, one that prompted several school closures in the region early Friday.
Yes, heavy snow has literally buried parts of Labrador as residents find ways to dig out their front doors.
Winter storm and snowfall warnings remained in effect Friday morning, with some additional snow and strong northerly winds gusting up to 43.5 mph (70 kmh), making for poor visibility in blowing snow.
I’m not too sure. But this is the current situation out there. Has not stopped blowing in over 24 hours!! pic.twitter.com/J69zeiHW01— Amy Montague (@AmyMontague4) January 8, 2021
Meanwhile, on the other side of the continent, bombogenesis after bomb cyclones form in the Northern Pacific Ocean.
This weather is ‘unheard of‘
An unusual retrograding pattern has made for a mostly unsettled week across Atlantic Canada, as a strong blocking high in the North Atlantic continued to send storms west to east back into the region. But the impact, aside from the door covering snow in Labrador, hasn’t been anything too significant.
8am, 12pm, 1pm… and it still hasn’t stopped outside. Thankful for my friends who helped shovelled me out! Can’t wait to see what I’m faced with in the morning 😅 #nlwx #labrador #hopedale #winterstorm pic.twitter.com/WMCS6ctbQX— Amy Montague (@AmyMontague4) January 8, 2021
As temperatures remain on the mild side of seasonal, Thursday’s system mainly manifested as rain for the Maritimes and much of Newfoundland as well, leaving some residents in the normal ‘snowbelt’ regions questioning the conditions.
On a scour across the country for more typical signs of the winter season, much of the East Coast is indeed amid a snow deficit.
For St. John’s, Newfoundland for example, whose current 46.8 cm of snow is less than half its normal, it could not be a bigger reversal from last year where the city was buried by an epic snowstorm.
Be ready, weather specialists forcast a significant system with widespread precipitation during the second half of January. And it is coming pretty fast! More extreme weather news on Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. [The Weather Network]