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North East Margaree, NS

Alerts in Effect

Winter Storm Warning

Issued at 22:00 Friday 28 January 2022
Summary

Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

A winter storm will bring snow, blowing snow, freezing rain and strong winds.

Total snowfall: 30 to 45 cm northern and western mainland, 15 to 30 cm elsewhere.

Freezing rain duration: 3 to 6 hours.

Maximum wind gusts: 80 to 100 km/h.

Locations: Mainland Nova Scotia and portions of western Cape Breton.

Time span: Saturday through Sunday morning.

Remarks: Snow at times heavy and blowing snow will begin early Saturday morning over southwestern regions and will quickly spread northeastward throughout the morning. Visibility will be near zero at times Saturday morning and early Saturday afternoon. Road closures are possible.

Snow is expected to transition to an extended period of freezing rain or ice pellets throughout the day on Saturday, before changing to rain later in the day in most regions. The highest snowfall totals are expected over western and northern regions. Freezing rain will be most significant inland away from the immediate Atlantic coast.

Strong wind gusts will likely cause power and utility outages Saturday and again late overnight Saturday into Sunday morning, Strongest wind gusts are expected over exposed coastal locations.

Temperatures will fall well below zero Sunday morning behind the storm, causing standing water to freeze.

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Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Ice build-up may cause tree branches to break.

Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to NSstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #NSStorm.

Les Suêtes Wind Warning

Issued at 21:59 Friday 28 January 2022
Summary

Strong winds with damaging wind gusts are expected or occurring.

Maximum Les Suetes gusts: 150 km/h.

Time span: Saturday afternoon ending late Saturday evening.

Remarks: Les Suetes winds will rapidly increase with gusts reaching 150 km/h by Saturday afternoon. Winds will ease somewhat upon shifting to southwesterly near midnight Saturday.

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Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur.

Les Suêtes wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to NSstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #NSStorm.

Special Weather Statement

Issued at 22:01 Friday 28 January 2022
Summary

A significant winter storm will likely cause storm surge and rough and pounding surf for the Atlantic coast of mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island on Saturday afternoon and again early on Sunday.

For the north coast of Nova Scotia and the west coast of Cape Breton island higher than normal water levels are expected near high tide Saturday afternoon, with ice pressure likely from Pictou County west to Tidnish. This may give ice rafting along the coast.

Forecast details will become more clear as the system approaches.

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Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to NSstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #NSStorm.



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