Weather: Thursday, March 13, 2014

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UPDATE: A flash-freezing warning is now in effect in the province and power outages are occurring here in Cumberland County.

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Environment Canada  ssued a flash freezing warning this morning for most of Nova Scotia, with the temperature expected to drop rapidly to well below zero. 

Power outages are being reported across the province and here in Amherst and along the North SHore have occured. More than 850 customers have been affected in Conns Mills, Port Philip, Pugwash, Miller Rd, Gulf Shore, Fox Harbour and North Wallace.

Environment Canada continues to warn of dangerous winter conditions, as a low pressure system west of Nova Scotia is pushing a mix of precipitation through the province.

This morning, freezing rain or ice pellets changing to periods of snow and blowing snow this afternoon. Snow and ice pellet amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind north 50 km/h gusting to 70. Temperature falling to minus 10 this afternoon.

Tonight, a few flurries ending near midnight then cloudy. Amount 2 cm. Blowing snow early this evening. Wind north 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming northwest 20 this evening. Low minus 12.

For Friday, clearing in the morning. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming west 20 near noon then becoming southwest 20 late in the afternoon. High minus 5.

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Nova Scotia

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