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Mount Merrit, NS

Alerts in Effect

Special Weather Statement

Issued at 16:19 Tuesday 07 April 2020

Very windy and wet and even some snow Thursday night and Friday

Locations: Nova Scotia

Maximum wind gusts: 70 km/h except 90 along the coast.

Water Levels: Large waves, 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 along Digby and Yarmouth counties and along the South Shore.

Total rainfall: 10 to 20 mm. Locally higher amounts possible.

Total snowfall: Over northern Nova Scotia including Cape Breton, 5 cm except 10 or more over higher terrain.

Time span: Thursday night into Friday.

Remarks: Snow is expected to begin Thursday evening and then change to rain by Friday morning. The snow will persist until midday Friday over Cape Breton. 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 or tweet reports using #NSStorm.

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