Powerful storm to impact Atlantic Canada


A powerful storm is on the way to Atlantic Canada. We will see rain, snow, and strong winds.


Rain is expected for most of the Maritimes today and rain and/or snow tonight combined with strong winds.


Newfoundland will see impacts later this afternoon. Winds in Newfoundland will be extremely strong. It will mostly be a rain event for Newfoundland. In Labrador blizzard conditions are possible.

 

In New Brunswick, we'll see a mix of both rain and snow. In northwestern sections 15 to 25 cm of snow is likely. Elsewhere, rainfall amounts of 25 to 35 mm are expected.


For eastern and central sections of Prince Edward Island, wind gusts to 90 km/h are expected with rainfall amounts of 10 to 15 mm.


The majority of Nova Scotia will see winds gusting to 110 km/h, in the Inverness County - Mabou and north area winds of 140 km/h are possible. The heaviest rain will fall near the Atlantic coast and much of Cape Breton where 50 to 60 mm of rain is possible.


In Newfoundland, it will mostly be a rain and wind event. For eastern and southeastern areas of the island rainfall amounts between 30 and 50 mm are anticipated. Along the west coast, 15 to 30 mm of rain is expected. Over higher terrain, 30 to 50 mm could fall.


Across most of the west coast and central, winds will gust to 120 km/h. The Avalon and south coast could see gusts to 140 km/h. In the Wreckhouse area gusts to 150 km/h are possible.


Blizzard conditions are expected in most of Labrador from Hopedale to Black Tickle. In those areas, snowfall amounts will range from 15 to 20 cm in the Hopedale area to as much as 30 to 50 cm from Rigolet to Cartwright. Winds will gust from 110 to 150 km/h on Sunday.


For southeastern Labrador 15 to 30 cm of snow is expected. Winds will gust from 70 to 90 km/h.

 

You should have an emergency kit ready. Prepare for power outages and possible flooding.


Marine Atlantic has cancelled all crossings for today and warns that crossings on Sunday and Monday could be impacted.


Due to anticipated high winds, there could be travel restrictions on the Confederation Bridge beginning at 4:00 pm.


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