Articles tagged "newfoundland"

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Record heavy blizzard engulfs parts of Newfoundland, Canada

Two major storms in a fortnight plus heavy winds and snow have buried parts of Newfoundland, Canada under a thick blanket of snow, as of Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Over 100 cm (3.3 feet) of snow has fallen over the Avalon in two weeks, while St. John's saw its...

January 08, 2020

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Unusual 'killer' frost hits the Maritimes as temperatures plunge to -4 °C (24.8 °F), Canada

Crops across the Canadian Maritimes sustained widespread damage after a sharp plunge in spring temperatures caused unusual 'killer' frost. On the same day, a rare June snow accompanied by frigid wind chills hit Newfoundland. Environmental Canada issued yet...

June 07, 2018

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Windstorm cripples St. John’s International Airport, Canada

The strongest storm to hit the region in over a decade has caused significant damage to St. John’s International Airport, Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The storm produced wind speeds of up to 180 km/h (112 mph) at its peak, causing...

March 13, 2017

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50 000 without power as Matthew's remnants slam Nova Scotia, Canada

Remnants of Hurricane "Matthew" slammed Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland on October 10, 2016 with high wind and heavy rain. This powerful storm was a result of the remnants of Hurricane "Matthew" meeting up with a system off...

October 11, 2016

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Ophelia weakens to a tropical storm as it races toward the Avalon peninsula of Newfoundland

Ophelia was strengthening into a hurricane when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image on September 29, 2011. MODIS acquired this image at 10:40 a.m. Atlantic Standard Time (AST). Twenty

October 03, 2011

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Petermann Ice Island drifting in the North Atlantic off the shores of Newfoundland, Canada

After more than a year and several thousand kilometers of sailing the seas, Petermann Ice Island is still drifting in the North Atlantic off the shores of Newfoundland, Canada. The ice island has splintered several times since it dropped off the edge of Greenland's

September 17, 2011

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Iceberg PII-A splits in two off Newfoundland

Over a year ago, on August 5, 2010, the Petermann Glacier on the northwestern coast of Greenland calved a very large ice island. About a month later, the ice island, estimated at that time as about four times the size of Manhattan, collided with an island and broke

August 23, 2011

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A massive ice island has drifted to within 10 kilometres of Canada’s Labrador coast

In August 2010, the Petermann Glacier along the north-western coast of Greenland calved an ice island roughly four times the size of Manhattan. Nearly a year later, on July 25, 2011, a piece of that ice island—named Petermann Ice Island-A (PII-A) – was still

July 29, 2011