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Environment Canada issues weather warning

Environment Canada is suggesting northern Nova Scotia could received as much as 30 cm of snow on Wednesday.

Environment Canada is suggesting northern Nova Scotia could be hit with significant snow on Wednesday.

UPDATE: 9 a.m.

AMHERST – Environment Canada is forecasting as much as 30 cm of snow for Cumberland County on Wednesday.

The weather forecaster has issued a blizzard warning for northern Nova Scotia as a intense winter storm is expected to move to the south of the province.

Blizzard conditions are forecast to develop over southwest Nova Scotia early Wednesday morning and spread eastward during the day.

 

This is a warning that blizzard conditions with near-zero visibilities are expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions and listen for updated statements.

 

An intensifying low pressure system forecast to develop over the U.S. Eastern Seaboard today will track northeastward passing near the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia on Wednesday.

This disturbance will bring significant snowfall amounts, strong winds and blowing snow to Nova Scotia. Snowfall amounts ranging from 20 to 30 centimeters is expected for most of Nova Scotia except eastern areas where snow will become mixed with ice pellets and possibly rain for Eastern Cape Breton.

Blizzard conditions are forecast for most Mainland Nova Scotia on Wednesday with winds gusting to 70 km/hour for some areas.

 

Environment Canada will continue to monitor the development of this storm, providing updates as new information becomes available.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.

Organizations: Environment Canada, U.S. Eastern Seaboard

Geographic location: Nova Scotia

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