3:50 AM AST Sunday 07 February 2016
Winter storm watch in effect for:
- Halifax Metro and Halifax County West
Snow developing through the day Monday and persisting Monday night.
A low pressure system will intensify as it tracks up the U.S. eastern seaboard today then pass south of Nova Scotia Monday night. Snow associated with this system will begin near noon Monday over southwestern portions of the province then spread eastward through the day. While snowfall amounts will be heavily dependent on the track of the low current indications suggest that total snowfall amounts in excess of 25 centimetres are possible. Strong northeast winds combined with fresh snowfall will likely give blowing snow and reduced visibilities. Additionally this system will give higher than normal water levels and rough surf along the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia Monday night.
Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays.
Winter storm watches 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 weatherASPC@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #NSStorm.