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STORM WATCH: Get ready for your nor'easter, Atlantic Canada

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Saturday, December 14, 2013, 2:16 PM -


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


There's a nor'easter brewing for Atlantic Canada this weekend, fed by a system that has brought major snowfall to parts of the United States, as well as the first real widespread winter storm to southern Ontario and Quebec.

Almost all areas of the Maritime provinces were under winter storm warnings as Saturday dawned, ahead the storm's Saturday night arrival, with a Sunday night ETA for Newfoundland.

"Most areas will see gusty winds over 80 km/h and snowfall accumulations of 20-30 cm," Weather Network meteorologist Brian Dillon said.

Interior southern sections of the Maritimes, particularly around Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John, could see more than 30 cm by the time it's all done. 

Halifax, meanwhile, will see accumulations between 10-20cm, but snowfall amounts could be slightly lower, due to some mixing late Sunday afternoon.

Eastern Newfoundland, meanwhile, is also set for some sea effect snow Saturday evening into the overnight, with additional amounts of 5-10 cm.

It's been a rough couple of days already for parts of the region.

New Brunswick experienced -25 windchill values on Friday, while in Nova Scotia, intense snowsqualls dumped almost 10 cm in the Yarmouth area and prompted several schools to declare a snow day.


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