Atlantic: Heavy snow, strong winds from inbound Atlantic system
Three Brooks, NB
Alerts in Effect
Special Weather StatementIssued at 21:39 Wednesday 08 April 2020
Winterlike storm to bring significant snow and wind.
Locations: New Brunswick.
Total snowfall: potentially 15 cm near the Fundy coast to 30 cm northeastern.
Maximum wind gusts: 50 to 80 km/h.
Time span: Thursday through later Friday.
Water Levels: Pounding surf and elevated water levels are expected, likely exceeding high astronomical tide. Shore or beach erosion and damage to coastal infrastructure is possible in vulnerable areas from Point-Sapin northward to the Acadian coast and Bay of Chaleur on Friday.
Remarks: Wet snow is expected to begin late Thursday afternoon or early evening, but rates of accumulation will likely increase Thursday night as the temperature slowly falls.
A changeover to rain is expected early Friday morning along the Fundy coast. Accumulations between 10-15 cm are expected for the Fundy coast, but amounts could be higher inland if temperatures remain below freezing.
Over northern areas snowfall accumulations could reach 20 cm by Friday afternoon with higher amounts possible near the Acadian peninsula.
Additional snowfall amounts expected for Friday will be included during updated alerts and forecasts issued Thursday morning.
Strong winds will also develop, with the highest gusts occurring over coastal areas. Conditions will improve late Friday.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to NBstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #NBStorm.