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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Snowstorm Possible for Nova Scotia

There is a special weather statement in effect for most of mainland Nova Scotia in anticipation of heavy snow that is expected on Thursday and into Friday morning.

Currently, there is an area of low pressure located over Kentucky and another over South Carolina. These lows will merge overnight and the centre of the low is expected to track over Nova Scotia.

Snow is expected to start over southern Nova Scotia by mid-morning on Thursday and reach Halifax by about noon and Sheet Harbour shortly afterwards. Snowfall amounts between 10 and 30 centimetres are possible depending on the location.

There is considerable uncertainty in the track of this low and there is little model consensus at this time.

Snowfall Forecast

  • Halifax 10-25 cm

  • Sheet Harbour 5-15 cm

  • Sydney 5-15 cm

  • Liverpool 15-20 cm

  • Yarmouth 15-20 cm

  • Greenwood 15-30 cm

There could be a mix of snow and rain along the Atlantic facing shorelines. This will reduce snowfall amounts.

Winds may gust to 80 km/h along coastal areas of southern Nova Scotia and along the Bay of Fundy on Thursday night.

To a lesser extent, snow is also expected on Prince Edward Island and in eastern New Brunswick.

There is a snow squall warning in effect for Inverness County - Mabou and north. This alert is for today and an additional 5 to 10 cm of snowfall is expected combined with wind gusts between 60 to 80 km/h.

A slight shift in the track could alter snowfall amounts. Keep checking back for more updates.


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