ENDED – Severe thunderstorm watch in effect / Special air quality statement in effect

Health And Wellness Traffic & Weather

**** Info via Environment Canada

Special air quality statement in effect – ENDED

Smoke from distant forest fires may cause a reduction to air quality.

Locations: most of Nova Scotia.

Time span: this afternoon into Wednesday.

Remarks: Smoke from forest fires in western Canada is expected to spread over Nova Scotia this afternoon. While most of the smoke will remain aloft, some may descend to near ground level causing reduced air quality. Associated haze will likely give the sun a reddish appearance.

Be air aware! Check your local weather forecasts and alerts so you know when to take extra care.

Visit www.airhealth.ca for information on how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as for current and forecast AQHI values.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.

Issued by Environment Canada and the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness

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**** Info via Environment Canada

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Update – Severe thunderstorm watch in effect

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.
Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to NSstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #NSStorm.

Source :

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=ns

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