Weather statement: 15-25 cm in the forecast for Sunday (Posted Jan 4 10:50am)

A severe winter storm is forecast to hit Mainland Nova Scotia, bringing substantial snowfall and fierce winds. The weather event is set to occur from Sunday afternoon through to late Monday.

The approaching low-pressure system, originating from the Gulf of Maine, is expected to cross the southern Maritimes during this period. Forecasts predict total snowfall accumulations of 15 to 25 cm, accompanied by easterly wind gusts ranging from 40 to 60 km/h, with even stronger gusts along the Atlantic coast.

The intensity of the storm remains uncertain, with the western regions of the province likely to experience the heaviest snowfall. Localized blowing snow is also anticipated, adding to the severity of the conditions.

Previous similar storms in the area have led to hazardous driving conditions, school closures or delays, cancellation of scheduled activities, and occasional power outages. Residents are advised to exercise caution and stay updated with the latest alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.

Via Environment Canada

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