The Weather Network – Fiona threatens ‘tropical snow’ over parts of Newfoundland and Labrador

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Hurricane Fiona is one large tropical system heading towards Canadaand because it’s Canada, we have to put a snowy twist on things.

Along with the strong winds, rain and dangerous storm surges, Fiona will also bring ‘tropical snow’ to parts of Labrador and Quebec.

So how does a tropical hurricane bring snow?

It all depends on its location. The further north it enters the colder waters and higher latitudes, it will lose its tropical characteristics and take on the appearance of a more autumn-like storm. As it does so, it runs into the cold arctic air and the tropical rain turns into winter snow.

With summer leaves still clinging on, this snow is going to weigh heavily on the trees – not the best situation in a post-tropical storm.

Be sure to follow all of ours LIVE coverage of Hurricane Fiona as it moves through Canada’s east coast.

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