Snowfall warning: 15-20cm (4pm Jan 6 report)

4pm release: Snowfall warning in effect for:

  • Halifax Metro and Halifax County West

Snowfall with total amounts of 15 to 20 cm inland is expected. Lesser amounts are expected in some coastal areas.

Locations: the South Shore and Halifax County West.

Time frame: Friday morning to Saturday morning.

Remarks: An intense low pressure system is forecast to pass just south of western Nova Scotia on Friday afternoon. Precipitation will begin as snow, with a changeover to rain for many areas along the Atlantic coast. Any rain will change back to snow Friday evening as winds increase out of the northwest and colder air moves in. As temperatures will be above freezing for much of the snowfall event, blowing snow is not expected to occur until Friday night and should be limited to exposed areas.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.

Snowfall warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #NSStorm.

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