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.
One last update- I am free….for now!!! 🤪Here are pictures from the outside!! #nlwx #hopedale #labrador #winterstorm pic.twitter.com/bBJURU8WqD— Amy Montague (@AmyMontague4) January 8, 2021
Yes, heavy snow has literally buried parts of Labrador as residents find ways to dig out their front doors.
In case you are wondering… 7:30am update. I am buried in 😅 #nlwx #hopedale #labrador pic.twitter.com/bdalNYGyDr— Amy Montague (@AmyMontague4) January 8, 2021
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]
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I was in Labrador in ’61 in the AF. Over a five day period of almost constant snow and wind, when it finally let up we had 90 inches total. Snow was about 3 ft. over the front door of my barracks. We dug a tunnel from the doorway out to the street that was cleared by snowplows. Cars in the entire parking lot were completely covered by snow, only radio antennas visible, poking up through the snow. Of course I was working outside, 12 hr shifts, noon till midnight 7 days a week. (And those fools tried to get me to reenlist.)
You expect that old tv character Sgt. Preston and his dog to be roaming the land. We had times like these when I lived up in the hinterlands.
Keep the wood burning stove going. Play some poker, and relax.
Hahahha, Sgt. Preston pix.
His dog was a badass too.
Lamestream isn’t reporting this capture on video. People should know the truth.
good tips on how to live through winter!
11° here. Doing some varmint reduction from a blind in my bedroom. Having fun in cold weather up here.
Running heat from a propane bottle buddy heater. Using my .22 pellet rifle. Weihrauch HW98 spring piston, built in suppressor. JSB Hades Hunting pellets, 15.89 gr. 750fps approx, 20fpe approx. Quiet, and just right for small varmints @30-75 yards.
I don’t let cold weather bother me, unless something breaks.
Happened to the Vikings too