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First Winter Storm Of Season…

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The first storm of the season is arriving during a busy travel, shopping, and social period this weekend.  Rain is spreading along the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia this morning (Saturday).  As it spreads northward it will begin changing to snow over higher ground in Nova Scotia, then Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick.  The worst conditions will be in the evening and overnight with snow through much of New Brunswick and parts of Northern Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

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The snow will taper to flurries on Sunday, and the rain will taper to showers.

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Temperatures will remain close to zero in the gusty east to northeast winds as the precipitation spreads across the Maritimes.  Rain may change to wet snow with little notice moving inland, north or over higher ground. Inland parts of southern New Brunswick are likely to accumulate of up to 20cm of snow.  However, 10 cm may fall in parts of Northern Nova Scotia before the northeast winds diminish and shift to the southwest, and the snow changes to rain.  Looks like there will be quite a bit of variability in Prince Edward Island, with Prince County at most risk of heavy snowfalls.

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Rainfalls will heaviest along the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia with up to 40mm expected.

Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for Nova Scotia, eastern parts of Prince Edward Island. and northwest New Brunswick affected to a lesser degree by the system. Snowfall warnings are in place for Prince County of PEI and most of New Brunswick.

The next system Tuesday and Tuesday night may have similar impact…

stay tuned and stay safe




About Jim Abraham

Jim has spent about 40 years in the weather business. He has been an operational forecaster from Halifax to Whitehorse. Jim started the Canadian Hurricane Centre, and has flown into a couple of these storms. As a senior executive within Environment Canada, Jim has managed weather research, weather services, and weather/water/climate observing programs. Retired from Environment Canada, Jim is the Atlantic Director for the Canadian Climate Forum, the president of the Halifax chapter of the Canadian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society, a partner in Climaction Services, and a part-time meteorologist on CBC radio. He is still participating in national and international activities related to weather preparedness. Having witnessed unprecedented advances in the science and technology of meteorology. Jim hopes that this blog will also be educational; enabling users to better understand weather-related phenomena, better interpret available information, and ultimately better able to make decisions to protect themselves, their family and their property. Jim welcomes any questions and suggestions.


The views and opinions expressed in this content are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of haligonia.ca.


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