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After a messy Friday, round two of winter weather closes in on Atlantic Canada

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Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Saturday, February 15, 2014, 2:00 -


STORM WATCH: Tune into The Weather Network on TV for continued coverage on this system.


After a messy Friday, the second round of the latest winter blast to strike Atlantic Canada is on its way to the region.

This comes after a Valentine's Day system brought storms and strong winds that caused power outages and traffic woes in the Maritimes.

This new round is characterized by heavy snow. Winter storm, snowfall and storm surge warnings covered almost all of the Maritimes and Newfoundland, with forecasters saying as much as 40 cm could fall on parts of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

In the Maritime provinces, the system will get going in the early evening, lasting through to Sunday.

In Newfoundland, it starts in the pre-dawn hours Sunday, lasting through to Monday. 

Amounts will be heaviest along parts of the north and south coasts and Northern Peninsula, although the Avalon will receive relatively light amounts in comparison to the rest of the province.

But aside from snow, much of Nova Scotia is also on track for rain, with the heaviest amounts in the southwest. 

Environment Canada is warning of possible ice pellets and freezing rain along the rain/snow line of the storm as it tracks across Nova Scotia Sunday.

Not only that, but strong winds also. Gusts of up to 100 km/h are possible.

For many, it will seem a repeat of Friday's system, which produced stiff winds across the Maritimes lasting even into the morning in some areas.

It was the same story in Newfoundland wind-wise, with a gust of more than 100 km/h being recorded in Newfoundland, along with more than 160 km/h in the Wreckhouse region.

The coming storm may also produce a changeover to ice and rain in the southeast.

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