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Heavy snow, strong winds, and storm surge expected in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia

Across Nova Scotia, most areas will see 15 to 25 cm of snow this afternoon and tonight with wind gusting from 60 to 80 km/h.

By this evening the snow will move into Cape Breton.

The heaviest snow will fall in areas closest to the Atlantic coast.


30 to 50 cm of snow is expected across the northern Avalon, eastern, and northeastern Newfoundland. Snow will start tonight and continue through Thursday night. Winds will gust to 80 km/h.

For the Burin Peninsula and the southern Avalon Peninsula up to 40 cm of snow could fall. Winds will gust from 80 to 100 km/h.

Northeastern Newfoundland from Bay of Exploits to White Bay, Grand Falls-Windsor and vicinity, and the Connaigre Peninsula will see 15 to 30 cm of snow.

Storm surge is also expected for some areas of Newfoundland on Wednesday Night into Thursday morning. Wave heights of 5 to 7 metres, breaking upon approach to shore is possible with coastal flooding, beach erosion, minor infrastructure damage, spread of coastal debris, and localized coastal road washouts possible.


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