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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Everything You Need to Know About the Major Storm on the Way

The area of low pressure that we have been talking about is right on the doorstep of southern Nova Scotia this morning. Parts of Nova Scotia and parts of Newfoundland will get a blast of winter weather.

Nova Scotia

Snow will begin this morning in the south and from there, move northeastward across Nova Scotia. Along southern sections along the immediate coast, some rain is possible. There will also be strong winds across the province. The snow will end early in the morning on Friday, except for Cape Breton Island where the snow will continue until midday on Friday.

Here are the snowfall and wind gusts forecast from Thursday to Saturday...

Snowfall Forecast:

  • Sydney 5 to 15 cm

  • Port Hawkesbury 5 to 15 cm

  • Truro 5 cm

  • Halifax 5 cm

  • Liverpool 15 to 20 cm

  • Yarmouth 10 to 20 cm

  • Digby 5 to 10 cm

Wind Gust Forecast:

  • Sydney 100 km/h

  • Port Hawkesbury 100 km/h

  • Truro 90 km/h

  • Halifax 90 km/h

  • Liverpool 80 km/h

  • Yarmouth 70 km/h

  • Digby 70 km/h


For the Island portion of the province, this storm will be an issue for the south coast, parts of central, and eastern sections including the Avalon Peninsula.

The snow will begin overnight on Thursday. By dawn on Friday, there will be heavy snow and strong winds along parts of the south coast, central, and the Avalon. The snow will begin to taper off on Saturday morning. There is still a slight chance of seeing a rain-snow mix near Cape Race.

Here are the snowfall and wind gusts forecast from Thursday to Saturday...

Snowfall Forecast:

  • St. John's 50 to 60 cm

  • Carbonear 30 to 50 cm

  • Placentia 30 to 40 cm

  • Marystown 20 to 30 cm

  • Gander 20 to 25 cm

  • Grand Falls-Windsor 5 to 10 cm

  • Corner Brook 3 to 7 cm

  • Port aux Basques 5 to 10 cm

Wind Gust Forecast:

  • St. John's 130 km/h

  • Carbonear 140 km/h

  • Placentia 130 km/h

  • Marystown 120 km/h

  • Gander 120 km/h

  • Grand Falls-Windsor 100 km/h

  • Corner Brook 80 km/h

  • Port aux Basques 100 km/h

Unsurprisingly with all the severe weather on the way, Marine Atlantic is anticipating potential impacts to sailings from Thursday, Jan. 16 at 23:45 through to Monday, Jan. 20 at 11:45.


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