• Kyle Sooley-Brookings

Mix of Snow and Rain to End 2019 in Atlantic Canada



An area of low pressure centred over Massachusetts this morning will bring a mix of unsettled weather to Atlantic Canada to end off 2019.


Snow will begin across New Brunswick today and will change to rain for southeastern sections. 20 to 30 cm of snow is expected for most of the province with the exception of southeastern areas were 10 to 15 cm of snow is expected and 5 to 10 mm of rain.


On Prince Edward Island, snow will move in late this afternoon. 10 to 15 cm of snow is expected along with gusty winds.

Nova Scotia will see snow or ice pellets to start before quickly changing over to rain today. Precipitation will start this morning in southern sections, reaching Halifax by about 3:00 pm and Cape Breton Island around 6:00 pm. 10 to 20 mm of rain is expected for most areas except Cape Breton where 10 to 15 cm of snow is expected. There will also be gusty winds.


In Newfoundland snow will arrive on the southwest coast around midnight and spread slowly across the Island on Wednesday. Along the south coast, the Avalon, and eastern sections of central Newfoundland, the snow will become mixed with, and then change to rain. 10 to 15 cm of snow is possible in most areas.


Most areas of Labrador with the exception of western Labrador will also see snow. Only about 5 cm is expected for most areas.


Marine Atlantic has postponed their ferry crossings scheduled for this evening to tomorrow.

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