Environment Canada release:
Hazardous winter conditions are expected.
Location: most of southern and eastern Nova Scotia.
Total snowfall: 15 to 25 cm with the highest amounts closest to the Atlantic coast.
Maximum wind gusts: 60 to 80 km/h from the northeast today becoming northwesterlies tonight.
Time frame: this afternoon and tonight for southwestern Nova Scotia. This evening through Wednesday morning for eastern Nova Scotia including Cape Breton.
Remarks: A nor’easter passing south of the province will bring hazardous winter weather to parts of southern and eastern Nova Scotia this afternoon through Wednesday morning. Strong winds and fresh snow will likely give whiteout conditions to some areas.
As with all nor’easters a small change in the forecast track results in large changes in the snowfall forecast. The latest indications are that the track of the storm will be slightly farther south. As a result, forecast snowfall amounts have been slightly diminished compared to previous forecasts.
Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.
Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to NSstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #NSStorm.