Monday, April 24, 2017

St. John's, Newfoundland, Receives Record-Breaking 60 Consecutive Hours of Freezing Rain, Turning It into a Winter Wonderland

Sean Breslin
Published: April 24,2017

Ice that resembles a goose hangs from a pole in Paradise, Newfoundland, Canada, on Sunday, April 23, 2017.
Winter made a vicious return to Newfoundland in recent days, where freezing rain fell for a record two and a half days in one spot.
The record was broken at St. John's International Airport in southeastern Newfoundland, where local meteorologists said freezing rain was reported for 60 consecutive hours from Thursday through Sunday, according to the Weather Network. This event broke the previous record of 37 hours reported March 2-4, 1998, local meteorologist Rodney Barney tweeted.
"Newfoundland was under a cold high-pressure system located to its north during the weekend," said meteorologist Chris Dolce. "A narrow band of light precipitation from an offshore low-pressure system interacted with the cold air, resulting in a lengthy period of freezing rain."
(MORE: Newfoundland Captivated by Massive Iceberg Off the Coast)
It wasn't just St. John's – the nearby town of Paradise was also hit hard by the ice storm. Still, no power outages were reported in the area Monday morning, although some schools opened late, CBC News said.
MORE: Ice Storm in the Northeast

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