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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Messy storm to impact Atlantic Canada

An area of low pressure currently off the northeast coast of the United States will bring snow, rain, and strong winds to Atlantic Canada over the next several days, making for a very unsettled week.

New Brunswick

We are expecting snow and strong winds from Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon across northern sections of the province.

Snowfall amounts near 15 cm is likely. Winds will gust between 80 and 100 km/h along coastal sections. Strong winds will result in blowing snow.

Across central sections of New Brunswick, snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm is expected and about 2 cm of snow is expected for southeastern sections including Saint John.

Higher than normal water levels are also expected Tuesday night along east and north-facing coastlines of eastern New Brunswick.

Prince Edward Island

Mostly snow is expected. Snow will begin on Tuesday morning with about 20 cm expected.

Strong winds are also anticipated with gusts to 80 km/h expected. The strong winds will result in blowing snow.

Conditions will improve on Wednesday morning.

Nova Scotia

Across eastern Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island, heavy snow is expected. Snow will begin this evening and continue until Tuesday evening.

Snowfall amounts of 20 to 40 cm is expected. Winds will also gust to 90 km/h resulting in blowing snow. The remainder of the province will only see minimal amounts of snow.

By Thursday afternoon snow will change to rain for Cape Breton Island.

Higher than normal water levels are expected along the Northumberland Strait.


Snow will begin overnight along the southwest coast. On Tuesday most areas will see rain with the rain gradually moving north over the day reaching places such as Gander and St. John's by Tuesday night.

For eastern, northeastern and central Newfoundland, rain will be the primary concern with 40 to 60 mm expected with a potential maximum near 90 mm over parts of the Avalon Peninsula. Flooding is possible.

Rainfall amounts will be less in central Newfoundland where rain may transition to snow on Thursday.

Across the west coast, rain and snow is expected. Corner Brook and surrounding areas could see about 10 mm of rain and 10 cm of snow.

Strong winds are expected along the south and west coast on Tuesday and will continue through Tuesday night. Gusts to 140 km/h are expected in the Wreckhouse area and gusts from 80 to 110 km/h for areas under the wind warning.

There remains some uncertainty regarding precipitation types and amounts. Keep checking back for updates.


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