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The ‘bomb cyclone’ over the Northwest Atlantic brought the most powerful snowstorm on record across Newfoundland, Jan 17th

A spectacular satellite presentation of an explosive cyclone over the Northwest Atlantic on Friday, Jan 17th, has brought a massive, record-breaking snowstorm into Newfoundland (Canada) especially across its far east-southeast parts. The airport of St. John’s has received 30 inches (76.2 cm) of snow in 24 hours. With the daily total of 76.2 cm on January 17, 2020, a new all-time record has been established for the most snow in one day at St. John’s International Airport. Winds hit speeds of more than 60 mph (= 100 km/h). Some areas experienced an intense blizzard conditions with wind gusts in excess of 100 mph ( = 160 km/h)!

Satellite image of the explosive cyclogenesis over the Northwest Atlantic on Friday – notice an impressive convective cloud streets in the cyclone’s wake, as Arctic air mass was spreading from Canada onto the Atlantic. The city of St. John’s is marked:

North Atlantic today – a small but very photogenic cyclone delivers a spectacular satellite show


Reports of incredible snowdrifts and numerous road closed and blocks are coming, here are the most impressive ones – snowdrifts were several meters high, trapping residents in houses and on the roads:






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See also – the discussion about the system which was an explosive cyclogenesis over the Northwest Atlantic:

North Atlantic today – a small but very photogenic cyclone delivers a spectacular satellite show


An impressive twins over the North Pacific today, Jan 20th:

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Another very warm day in Norway - Sunndalsøra hit +16.9 °C today. Very warm weather for Baltic region and southern Scandinavia tonight
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