Weather to go from bad to worse

Christopher Gooding
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AMHERST – Too cold this morning? How about a blanket of snow to warm you up.

More snow approaching

Environment Canada is warning an extreme cold front, with windchill values approaching minus 35 for today, will exhaust itself as a winter storm moves into the region.

Gusty winds along with snow will generate hazardous conditions with local blowing snow overnight tonight and Friday. Environment Canada describes the potential development as “dangerous winter weather conditions.”

The low pressure system will approach Nova Scotia tonight and track south of province on Friday as it intensifies. This system will bring snow and blowing snow beginning tonight over Southwestern Nova Scotia and spread eastward on Friday. Snowfall amounts with this system are likely to be between 15 and 30 centimetres for most of Nova Scotia.

The worst conditions are likely to be over Southwest Nova Scotia and along the Atlantic coast as these areas are forecast to receive higher snowfall amounts with stronger winds. Snow and blowing snow will probably be an issue for all of Nova Scotia with blizzard conditions expected for some areas.

For the day, however, the cold airmass is expected to drop temperatures further this morning to below minus 25 for Northern Nova Scotia.

These frigid temperatures along with light to brisk northwesterly winds will produce extreme wind chill values near minus 35.

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Atlantic

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