Special weather statement in effect for Gros Morne

3:54 PM NST Tuesday 02 January 2018

A major winter storm is expected to move through the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Friday. A warm front associated with the storm will cross Newfoundland Thursday evening and bring snow and blowing snow to most of the Island before changing to rain by Friday morning. However, the winds are expected to be the biggest concern with this system.

Strong easterly or southeasterly winds ahead of the warm front are expected for the entire Island Thursday night. The south coast and west coast of Newfoundland, especially areas prone to enhanced easterly winds, will likely require wind warnings for potentially damaging winds.

There is also the potential for storm surge impacts for southwestern Newfoundland on Friday when the storm’s strong winds and associated waves coincide near noon with high tide.

Meteorologists with Environment Canada will continue to monitor the development of this storm and provide updates as it nears.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #NLwx.