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Friday January 17, 2014 6:26 
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Good morning:

It's a balmy 12 degrees Celsius in St. John's this morning, with some heavy rain at times.

Environment Canada has issued rainfall warnings for Avalon Peninsula north and southwest regions, as well as the Bonavista, Burin, Clarenville and Connaigre regions.

Special weather statements have also been issued for most of Newfoundland with a wintry mix of rain, snow or freezing rain expected Saturday night into Sunday.

The map below shows where rainfall warnings have been issued, highlighted in red.

The grey areas are where the special weather statements have been issued for Saturday night and Sunday.
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Here more on the warnings and special weather statements from Environment Canada.

For areas under rainfall warnings, further rainfall accumulations up to 15 millimetres are expected this morning.

Environment Canada says a low pressure system crossing Southeastern Newfoundland will move quickly to sea this morning. Rain at times heavy will ease to drizzle this morning as the low moves away. Rainfall amounts of 25 to 35 millimetres have been observed over the Burin and Western Avalon Peninsula.
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For areas where special weather statements have been issued, a wintry system is expected to affect the island Saturday night into Sunday.

A low pressure system is forecast to develop southeast of Cape Cod on Saturday and intensify as it approaches Newfoundland Saturday night. The system will continue to intensify as it crosses the eastern portion of the island on Sunday morning.

For portions of Southern and Central Newfoundland, significant snowfall is possible Saturday night and Sunday. For Eastern Newfoundland, a wintery mix of rain, snow, or freezing rain, is possible during the same timeframe. Additionally, strong winds may develop behind the low on Sunday.

As this system is yet to develop, there remains some uncertainty with respect it's track and intensity. The public is advised to monitor future forecasts as warnings are may to be required.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.
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Now for the Environment Canada forecast for St. John's and vicinity, it looks like our double-digit temperatures will be short-lived.

Here's the weather graphic and text version of the forecast.
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Today, 17 January
Rain changing to periods of drizzle this morning. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Fog patches dissipating this afternoon. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming northwest 20 gusting to 40 near noon then becoming northeast 20. Temperature falling to plus 1 this afternoon.

Tonight, 17 January
Cloudy. 60 percent chance of drizzle this evening then 60 percent chance of freezing drizzle overnight. Fog patches developing this evening. Wind northeast 20 km/h becoming light near midnight. Temperature steady near zero.

Saturday, 18 January
Showers or periods of drizzle. Fog patches. High plus 2.

Sunday, 19 January
Periods of rain or snow. Windy. Low minus 2. High plus 3.

Monday, 20 January
Flurries. Windy. Low minus 4. High zero.

Tuesday, 21 January
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. Low minus 4. High plus 2.

Wednesday, 22 January
Periods of rain. Windy. Low plus 2. High plus 4.

Thursday, 23 January
Cloudy. Low minus 3. High minus 2.
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The live web cam view at St. John's International Airport this morning.
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All flights are on schedule this morning at St. John's International Airport, according to its website.
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On the Bell Island-Portugal Cove ferry service, the MV Grace Sparkes is on the run today, while the MV Flanders is undergoing mechanical repairs.
The MV Norcon Galatea is also operating.
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Most schools in the NL English School District are open today, but there are some delayed openings. Here's what's listed on the board's website:

GREEN BAY SOUTH SCHOOL SYSTEM

Brian Peckford Primary
School Closed for the morning, further announcement at 11 a.m.

Dorset Collegiate
School Closed for the morning, further announcement at 11 a.m.

Green Bay South Academy
School Closed for the morning, further announcement at 11 a.m.

LA SCIE SCHOOL SYSTEM

Cape John Collegiate
School Closed for the morning, further announcement at 10:30 a.m.
Note: Poor weather and road conditions

Hillside Elementary
School Closed for the morning, further announcement at 10:30 a.m.
Note: Poor weather and road conditions

MIDDLE ARM SCHOOL SYSTEM

M.S.B. Regional Academy
School Closed for the morning, further announcement at 11 a.m.

MUSGRAVE HARBOUR SCHOOL SYSTEM

Gill Memorial Academy
School Closed for the morning, further announcement at 11 a.m.
Note: School closed while town makes repairs to sewer system.
Friday January 17, 2014 7:15 
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Meteorologist Brian Walsh has Tweeted that today's high temperature in St. John's has set a record.
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Max temp of 12.2°C through 6:30 AM in St Johns #YYT; warmest temp since November 8 #nlwx
Friday January 17, 2014 7:18 Brian Walsh
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NEW Daily maximum temp record set in St Johns #YYT for Jan 17; max of 12.2°C through 6:30 AM beating old record of 10.0°C set in 1976 #nlwx
Friday January 17, 2014 7:18 Brian Walsh
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24-hour rainfall thru 6:30 AM (mm): Argentia 47.9, St Lawrence 42.5, CBS 23.6 #nlwx
Friday January 17, 2014 7:18 Brian Walsh
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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is investigating two armed robberies in Conception Bay South Thursday.

Here's a link to that story.
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Two armed robberies in Conception Bay South ow.ly/sFSkM
Friday January 17, 2014 7:20 The Telegram
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James McLeod has a story in today's Telegram about an early pothole season.

Here's a link to his story.
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Pothole season comes early and fierce. James McLeod's story can be read at ow.ly/sFVRp
Friday January 17, 2014 7:22 The Telegram
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Friday January 17, 2014 7:24 Deana StokesSullivan
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Kevin Tobin's editorial cartoon in today's Telegram in memory of Bas Jamieson who passed away this week. pic.twitter.com/1lQayNql0F
Friday January 17, 2014 7:28 Deana StokesSullivan
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Here are some links to stories in today's Telegram and on our website.
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Heart patient implores women not to ignore symptoms. Barb Sweet's story is online at ow.ly/sFVX0
Friday January 17, 2014 7:31 The Telegram
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Officials investigate fires, other hazards in wake of outages. James McLeod's story is at ow.ly/sFW42
Friday January 17, 2014 7:32 The Telegram
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Once an AHL regular, Michael Hutchinson didn’t let ECHL assignment alter his resolve. Story by Robin Short is at ow.ly/sFWfY
Friday January 17, 2014 7:33 The Telegram
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Verdict expected today in case of psychiatric patient accused of assaulting nurses. Rosie Gillingham's story is at ow.ly/sFWq9
Friday January 17, 2014 7:34 The Telegram
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Brendan McCarthy's Column: The numbers add up,why don’t the wins? ow.ly/sG3fN
Friday January 17, 2014 7:35 The Telegram
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City to explore snow-dumping options other than harbour. Dan MacEachern's story can be read at ow.ly/sFWvQ
Friday January 17, 2014 7:35 The Telegram
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For the first time, the East Coast Music Asociation (ECMA) has introduced a radius clause in its contract with showcasing artists, banning them from performing at non-ECMA events anywhere on the island for a month around the conference without permission.

Tara Bradbury's story can be read at the link below.
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Showcase artists subject to new ECMA clause - Living - The Telegram. ow.ly/sG2JS
Friday January 17, 2014 7:38 The Telegram
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Error causes investigation at seal-processing plant - Business - The Telegram. ow.ly/sG3B7
Friday January 17, 2014 7:38 The Telegram
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With temperatures expected to drop in St. John's-metro today, motorists should watch for black ice.
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Showers/drizzle/fog end near noon across the Avalon, then temperatures plummet to zero by the drive home #nlwx #nltraffic
Friday January 17, 2014 7:41 Brian Walsh
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Here's a funny but true Tweet posted this morning.
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If you're a chick & come to Newfoundland, be prepared to be called my love, sweetheart, darlin, or my duckie 1000 times in the run of a day.
Friday January 17, 2014 7:45 Matt McDonald™
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Convicted murderer David Folker is appealing his second-degree murder conviction.
Rosie Gillingham's story can be read at the link below.
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Folker appeals murder conviction - Local - The Telegram ow.ly/sG4tO
Friday January 17, 2014 7:48 The Telegram
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Ashley Fitzpatrick has a story on today's business page in The Telegram about the latest numbers on the Muskrat Falls project.

Nalcor Energy says $230 million was spent on project work between January and November 2013.

Here's a screen capture of the story. Click on it and it will appear larger.
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The Telegram's Gary Grant is on the Trans-Canada Highway heading into St. John's, where roads are wet this morning.
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Highway near Middle Gull Pond wet with standing water. Presently it is raining and windy. #telynl pic.twitter.com/oiUB7JZP8v
Friday January 17, 2014 7:58 Gary Grant
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