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Heavy snow to hit Nova Scotia and eastern Newfoundland


An area of low pressure will pass east of Nova Scotia today bringing snow to the province.


All areas of Nova Scotia will see snow today and tonight, snow will linger in some areas until Saturday morning.


Snowfall amounts of 15 to 20 cm are expected. On the southeastern coast, snowfall amounts could exceed 20 cm. Wind gusts to 50 km/h are expected. This will result in some blowing snow.


Snowfall forecast from Friday to Saturday morning:

  • Sydney 15-20 cm

  • Halifax 15-20 cm

  • Yarmouth 15-20 cm


The low will pass south of Newfoundland tonight and Saturday and bring snow to the south coast, the Avalon Peninsula, Clarenville, and the Bonavista Peninsula.


Snow will start tonight and come to an end early on Sunday morning. Wind gusts to 90 km/h are expected. This will result in blowing snow. Travel conditions will deteriorate tonight, Saturday and Saturday night.


The Avalon Peninsula will see the most snow. Snowfall amounts will range from as little as 5 cm to as much as 40 cm.


Snowfall forecast from Friday night to Sunday morning:

  • St. John's 30-40 cm

  • Carbonear 20-25 cm

  • Trepassey 20-25 cm

  • Placentia 10-15 cm

  • Marystown 5-10 cm

  • Clarenville 15-20 cm

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