Powerful winds, heavy snow and freezing rain take aim at Atlantic Canada, slew of warnings issued
Sunday, February 16, 2014, 6:45 AM -
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Atlantic Canada is experiencing yet another winter blast, after a powerful Valentine's Day storm left some residents digging out of 25-35 cm of snowfall.
Environment Canada has issued a slew of new watches and warnings across all Atlantic Provinces, including winter storm, blowing snow, wind and freezing rain warnings.
The low pressure system is set to bring over 40 cm of snowfall to parts of New Brunswick when all is said and done, while burying parts of Prince Edward Island under as much as 20 cm of snow.
Wind, rain and freezing rain will make matters worse for Nova Scotia, where residents are told to hunker down as road conditions are expected to become very dangerous as the storm passes through.
In addition, strong northeasterly winds will give high water levels along the north-facing side of P.E.I. and areas along the Northumberland Strait and Western Cape Breton coastlines high tide Sunday. This could push ice onto the shore and cause some coastal flooding, warns EC.
Weather Network Reporter Nathan Coleman will be providing regular updates on the this storm as it approaches the region.