Canada's easternmost province is in for even more harsh weather this weekend. A Newfoundland storm warning is calling for storm surges, wind, and even extreme cold in some areas. All of this is expected to continue into Saturday afternoon.
Environment Canada has issued weather warnings for almost every area on the island. Storm surge advisories are calling for high water levels and large waves, reaching anywhere from 7 to 10 metres. These may cause damage along the coast.
The Deer Lake - Humber Valley and Grand Falls-Windsor areas are under a snowfall warning, with the possibility of anywhere between 5 and 10 centimetres of slush. This will be accompanied by blowing winds that could reduce visibility.
Strong winds will also be hitting the province, with some areas seeing gusts reaching up to 130 km/h. Environment Canada warns that damage to windows and roof shingles could occur in conditions like this.
Winter storm warnings have been issued for seven different areas of the province. Residents in these regions have been advised to avoid all non-essential travel, as roads could become difficult to navigate due to the accumulation of snow.
Power outages have also been reported across the province, according to CBC News. Chance Cove-Bellevue-Thornlea, as well as Bay de Verde, Read Head Cove and Grates Cove lost power overnight, but it was restored by Saturday morning.
Roughly 652 customers on the southern shore of the Avalon Peninsula are still without power, however.
On top of all of this, some regions of Labrador have been given warnings for extreme cold.
What’s everyone’s plans today, here lots of shovelling and de-icing #Newfoundland #nlwx #weather #cold #ComeOnSummer https://t.co/uy5IHIFeaX— Shelley Harris (@Shelley Harris)1581174193.0
Churchill Falls, Labrador City, and Wabush could see their overnight temperatures dropping as low as -45 C with the wind chill.
Temperatures this low carry an extra risk for developing frostbite.
Snow, freezing precipitation, rain, strong winds and storm surge are all in the forecast. Latest alerts at:… https://t.co/ozImOpiafe— ECCC Weather Newfoundland and Labrador (@ECCC Weather Newfoundland and Labrador)1581072425.0
Newfoundland has already had an incredibly difficult winter season. A massive snowstorm put the city of St. John's into a state of emergency for over a week.
Less than seven days after the state of emergency ended, the island was hit with even more snow.
Luckily, Newfoundlanders know how to make the most of riding out the winter weather. All it takes is some storm chips and a lot of shoveling.