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Storm charges into Atlantic Canada

Snow for some, rain for others
Snow for some, rain for others

Staff writers

December 28, 2011 — While most of the Maritimes are in for a drenching of rain, heavy snow and blizzard-like conditions are forecast in Labrador.

Snowfall forecast for Labrador
Snowfall forecast for Labrador

The same system that brought snow, rain and icy conditions to parts of Ontario and Quebec is pushing into Atlantic Canada.

In the Maritimes, heavy rain is forecast. Further north into Quebec and Labrador, the system is bringing a significant blast of winter.

“We're anticipating heavy snow and blizzard-like conditions around Happy Valley-Goose Bay,” says Rob Davis, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. “By the time all is said and done, there could be 40 to 50 cm of snow on the ground.”

The heaviest snow looks to fall around Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Churchill Falls and Hopedale. Labrador City will also get a good helping of snow.

While temperatures above freezing means the precipitation is mainly falling as rain in the Maritimes, Davis isn't ruling out some snow.

“Temperatures will cool down as the system tracks north,” he says. “As a result, sea-effect snow showers are certainly possible in parts of the Maritimes through Thursday.”

Rainfall forecast for the Maritimes
Rainfall forecast for the Maritimes

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