Active AlertsInch Arran Ice Palace, NB

Special Weather Statement
Issued at Mon 8:49 PM Feb. 26
Issued by: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Description


Significant rainfall and strong winds are expected. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall.

Total rainfall: 30 to 60 mm over central and eastern New Brunswick, 70 to 100 mm over southern New Brunswick. Locally higher amounts possible, especially along the Fundy Coast.

Maximum wind gusts: southerly 70 to 90 km/h. Fundy coast could exceed 100 km/h.

Locations: most of New Brunswick except far northern regions.

Time span: Wednesday morning until Thursday.

Remarks: Similar storms in the past have caused travel delays and hazardous driving conditions, and road shoulder erosion and washouts. Significant snowmelt and runoff may occur. Be sure to clear storm drains and gutters of ice and other debris. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Utility outages are possible.

Temperatures are expected to quickly fall below the freezing mark Thursday.

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