Winter Storm Advisory for early-season thru hikers
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Through-hikers are advised to take precautions for a winter storm system incoming this evening:
Heavy snowfall and high winds are expected. Snow, heavy at times, and strong northerly winds are expected to develop overnight tonight or Wednesday morning ahead of a storm approaching from the east. Total snowfall accumulations by Thursday morning are forecast to range from near 15 cm over the northern Avalon to 35 cm over inland sections of Northeastern Newfoundland. Winds are forecast to gust to between 80 and 110 km/h Wednesday afternoon and evening. This combination of strong winds and heavy snow may reduce visibilities in blowing snow Wednesday and Wednesday night. Precipitation is forecast to taper to flurries or drizzle by Thursday morning. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.