• Kyle Sooley-Brookings

Rain, Wind, and Snow Causing Problems in Atlantic Canada



A low located near the Îles de la Madeleine in Quebec will bring some marginally unsettled weather to parts of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland today.


Most of Newfoundland will see rain today. Along the west coast, a rain-snow mix is expected.


Most of Labrador will see snow, southeastern sections will see a rain-snow mix.


Over the Highlands of Cape Breton, there is a snowfall warning and a wind warning in effect for Inverness County - Mabou and north and Victoria County. Accumulations of up to 30 centimetres are forecast over higher elevations and wind gusts to 90 km/h are expected.


In Newfoundland, there is a Wreckhouse wind warning in effect for Channel-Port aux Basques and vicinity. Southeasterly winds will gust to 120 km/h early this morning before shifting to southwesterly by mid-morning.


Accumulations and wind gusts elsewhere will be minimal.


Marine Atlantic has cancelled its crossings for this morning. The ferries are expected to cross tonight.


The Confederation Bridge has restricted certain classes of vehicles from crossing until the current high wind situation changes. Restricted classes include automobiles towing trailers, motorcycles, highsided vehicles including trucks, tractor trailers, recreational vehicles, and buses.

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