Heavy Snow Expected for Portions of Nova Scotia


An area of low pressure currently over the U.S. Northeast will push across Nova Scotia today and into Tonight.


Snow has already started across southern Nova Scotia and is expected to make it to Halifax by about noon. The snow should end on Friday morning.


There is still some discrepancy in models on how much snow will fall as the low pushes through.


Snowfall amounts for northern and western areas of Nova Scotia will likely be less than 5 cm. Halifax and surrounding areas could receive 15 to 25 cm and 15 to 30 cm is possible in southern areas. In southwestern Nova Scotia, amounts could be a bit higher.


Some mixed precipitation is possible along the immediate coastline of eastern and southern Nova Scotia. As a result, snowfall amounts may be lower in these areas.


Snowfall warnings and special weather statements are in effect across Nova Scotia.

There are snowfall warnings in effect for:

  • Annapolis County

  • Digby County

  • Halifax County - east of Porters Lake

  • Halifax Metro and Halifax County West

  • Lunenburg County

  • Queens County

  • Shelburne County

  • Yarmouth County


Special weather statements are in effect for:

  • Antigonish County

  • Colchester County - Truro and south

  • Guysborough County

  • Hants County

  • Kings County

  • Pictou County