Alerts in Effect
Winter Storm WarningIssued at 4:20 p.m. AST Sunday 1 February 2015
Hazardous winter conditions are expected. A low pressure system will approach the Maritimes on Monday and cross eastern Nova Scotia on Tuesday. Latest computer guidance suggests that snow at times heavy will develop over southwestern Nova Scotia late Monday morning and spread northeastward during the day. Strong winds will accompany the snow giving reduced visibilities in blowing snow. Snow will change to rain across all counties along the Atlantic Coast, including Cape Breton, through the night monday. Rainfall amounts will range between 25 to 40 millimetres. A period of ice pellets and freezing rain is forecast during the transition from snow to rain. Snowfall amounts along the Atlantic coast are expected to be in the range of 10 to 15 centimetres. Snow at times heavy will persist across the remainder of the province where 20 to 40 centimetres are likely. Another brief shot of snow is expected Tuesday morning in the wake of the system. Conditions will gradually improve through the day on Tuesday as the low moves away.Details
Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/ Winter Storm Warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together. Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Stay up to date with Weatheradio or your local media. Email reports of severe weather to weatherASPC@ec.gc.ca or call 1-877-815-9900. You may tweet reports using the hashtag #NSStorm.