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Blizzard Warnings Have Ended In Newfoundland But More Snow Is On The Way

The winter storm broke snowfall records and more will pile up soon.
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Newfoundland Blizzard Warnings Are Over But More Snow Is On The Way

When it rains, it pours or in this case when it snows, it really snows. As people dig out from a brutal storm that dropped 75 centimetres in some parts of Canada's easternmost province, there's something else on the horizon. Newfoundland blizzard warnings have ended but more nasty weather is in the forecast.

The worst of the storm has passed, prompting Environment Canada to remove blizzard warnings that had been in place for St. John's and many other areas.

During the storm, so much snow fell on January 17 that it buried cars, blocked doorways of houses and made travel virtually impossible.

At St. John's International Airport, a record-breaking total of 76.2 centimetres of the white stuff came down which is the most that has ever fallen there in one day. 

While this stormaggedon has passed, there's not much time to recover because another blast of winter weather is on the way for the province. 

According to The Weather Network, the next round of snow will move in late Sunday afternoon.

"While this won't be anything close to the epic blizzard we've seen to start the weekend, there is another 10 to 15 cm of snow in store for some of the hardest-hit areas with this next system," they said.

That 10 to 15-centimetre forecast doesn't seem like a lot compared to what Newfoundland has already seen.

However, with such little time between the storms, this next accumlation could make clean up much harder. 

The capital could be dealing with over 100 centimetres on the ground after this next system passes through.

"Much of the snow is expected to move through Sunday night, but gusty winds on Monday may spur some additional sea-effect flakes, along with drifting and blowing snow and shifting snowdrifts," The Weather Network stated.

In the provincial capital, a state of emergency was declared during the blizzard that ordered all businesses to close and all people to go home and stay there until further notice.

While the warnings have been lifted, this state of emergency is still in effect for some areas. 

The photos and videos from the storm are jaw-dropping with drifts covering doors, whiteout conditions and cars completely buried. 

Now, more snow is on the way. Good luck, Newfoundlanders! 

    Lisa Belmonte
    Trending Senior Staff Writer
    Lisa Belmonte is a Senior Staff Writer for Narcity Canada’s Trending Desk focused on government of Canada jobs and is based in Ontario.
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