Winter storm closes schools in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, up to 35 cm possible


A winter storm is bringing snow to much of Atlantic Canada today. There are widespread snowfall and winter storm warnings in effect.


Maritimes

Snow is currently falling over Nova Scotia, portions of Prince Edward Island, and eastern New Brunswick. The heaviest snow will fall across Nova Scotia where up to 20 cm is possible. The snow will end this evening.


Across southeastern New Brunswick and western Prince Edward Island, 10 to 15 cm are expected.


Several schools are closed for the day in Nova Scotia due to the severe weather.


Snowfall forecast:

  • Sydney 15-20 cm

  • Halifax 10 cm

  • Yarmouth 5-15 cm

  • Charlottetown 5-10 cm

  • Moncton 5-10 cm


Newfoundland

The same winter storm is impacting eastern Newfoundland this morning. There are winter storm warnings in effect for the Avalon Peninsula North, Bonavista Peninsula, Burin Peninsula, Clarenville and vicinity, Connaigre, St. John's and vicinity, and Terra Nova.


Special weather statements are in effect for the Avalon Peninsula Southeast and Avalon Peninsula Southwest.


Snowfall amounts of 15 to 30 cm are expected through today, tonight, and Tuesday.


Overnight winds will increase with gusts to 70 km/h expected.


Snowfall amounts will be less on the southern Avalon, snow will change to ice pellets this afternoon before changing back to snow tonight.


There are several school closures today.


Snowfall forecast:

  • St. John's 25-35 cm

  • Carbonear 25-30 cm

  • Trepassey 15-25 cm

  • Placentia 25-30 cm

  • Marystown 20-25 cm

  • Clarenville 20-25 cm