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Low pressure system moves away from Atlantic Canada after bringing snow, strong winds


The system moved into the region Friday afternoon; winds will exceed over 100 km/h in some areas
The system moved into the region Friday afternoon; winds will exceed over 100 km/h in some areas

Staff writers

April 6, 2013 — A low tracking up the east coast of the U.S. began moving into Atlantic Canada Friday afternoon, bring powerful winds, rain and snow across the eastern provinces.

Peak wind gusts of more than 100 km/h were recorded across Newfoundland.
Peak wind gusts of more than 100 km/h were recorded across Newfoundland.

A low pressure system that flowed into Atlantic Canada on Friday delivered strong winds, rain and snow to the region Saturday.

The Atlantic Provinces bore the brunt of one winter-like storm system after another in recent weeks but, aside from Newfoundland, this latest bout was relatively tame by comparison.

Still, the island of Newfoundland was set for a drenching, with up to 40 mm expected, though tapering off into Saturday night.

More biting was the wind, with peak gusts of more than 100 km/h recorded at various locations across the island. St. John's saw a  gust of 95 km/h.

The low was northeast of the Great Northern Peninsula by Saturday night, continuing to move away.

Snow in western Newfoundland is expected to taper off into the early morning hours, with additional amounts of between 5 and 15 cm expected. Officials are warning persistent strong winds will make for blowing snow and poor visibility on the roads.

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