· ·

Record-breaking summer snow blankets Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

summer-snow-newfoundland-labrador-june-2018

Snow fell on parts of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada on Monday, June 26, 2018, and authorities warned residents there was a risk of snow and frost into Tuesday, both on the island and in the Big Land.

According to Environment Canada (EC), the temperature was hovering around the freezing in some areas and the snowfall set a record for June 26 in Gander, where about 2 cm (0.78 inches) had fallen by mid-morning. Snowfall has never previously been recorded on this day.

"We'll be in the record books for that," meteorologist Justin Boudreau said. "But we are not complete strangers to late-season snowfalls in Gander."

3.2 cm (1.25 inches) of snow fell in Gander on June 20, 1996, 0.8 cm (0.31 inches) on June 29, 1952, and 0.2 cm (0.07 inches) on June 30, 1995.

The temperature in Gander on Tuesday was only forecast to reach 3 °C (37.4 °F), which would break another record, Boudreau said. The previous coldest June 26 was 4.4 °C (39.9 °F). The average normal temperature is around 19 °C (66.2 °F), and the highest was 32 °C (89.6 °F).

One of the residents of Burgeo reported roughly 5 cm (1.96 inches) of snow Tuesday morning. "I have seen it in June, but can't remember it being this late and this much," he said.

EC issued rainfall warnings for eastern and central parts of Newfoundland, where between 40 and 70 mm (1.6 – 2.7 inches) of rain could fall by Tuesday evening.

Sunshine and 23 °C (73.4 °F) are expected on June 28.

Featured image: Summer snow in Newfoundland and Labrador on June 26, 2018. Credit: John Jack Lushman

If you value what we do here, create your ad-free account and support our journalism.

Share:

Related articles



Your support makes a difference

Dear valued reader,

We hope that our website has been a valuable resource for you.

The reality is that it takes a lot of time, effort, and resources to maintain and grow this website. We rely on the support of readers like you to keep providing high-quality content.

If you have found our website to be helpful, please consider making a contribution to help us continue to bring you the information you need. Your support means the world to us and helps us to keep doing what we love.

Support us by choosing your support level – Silver, Gold or Platinum. Other support options include Patreon pledges and sending us a one-off payment using PayPal.

Thank you for your consideration. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
Teo Blašković

$5 /month

  • Ad-free account
  • Clean user interface and fast browsing
  • Direct communication with us via chat and email
  • Suggest new features, content and applications
  • Early access to new apps and features

$50 /year

$10 /month

  • Ad-free account
  • Clean user interface and fast browsing
  • Direct communication with us via chat and email
  • Suggest new features, content and applications
  • Early access to new apps and features

$100 /year

$25 /month

  • Ad-free account
  • Clean user interface and fast browsing
  • Direct communication with us via chat and email
  • Suggest new features, content and applications
  • Early access to new apps and features

$200 /year

You can also support us on Patreon

support us on patreon

or by sending us a one-off payment using PayPal:


Commenting rules and guidelines

We value the thoughts and opinions of our readers and welcome healthy discussions on our website. In order to maintain a respectful and positive community, we ask that all commenters follow these rules:

  • Treat others with kindness and respect.
  • Stay on topic and contribute to the conversation in a meaningful way.
  • Do not use abusive or hateful language.
  • Do not spam or promote unrelated products or services.
  • Do not post any personal information or content that is illegal, obscene, or otherwise inappropriate.

We reserve the right to remove any comments that violate these rules. By commenting on our website, you agree to abide by these guidelines. Thank you for helping to create a positive and welcoming environment for all.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *