Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Snowfall Warnings Issued for Parts of Newfoundland, 30 Centimetres Expected

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Snowfall Warnings Issued for Parts of Newfoundland, 30 Centimetres Expected

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Newfoundlanders brace for 30 centimetres of snow

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - June may be just around the corner, but some Newfoundlanders were facing more than 30 centimetres of snow late Wednesday.

Environment Canada issued snowfall warnings for areas along the northeast coast of Newfoundland, including Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor.

The national weather service said rain was expected to change to snow Wednesday evening and become heavy overnight, with snowfall amounts potentially exceeding 30 centimetres in communities at higher elevation.

Environment Canada meteorologist Linda Libby said spring snow storms are not unheard of in that part of Newfoundland.

She said 69.2 centimetres of snow were recorded in Gander on May 18 and 19, 2013, and snow has fallen in that town well into June. …

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