Winter storm watch in effect

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Winter storm watch in effect

Winter storm forecast to pass south of Nova Scotia late Tuesday and early Wednesday.

Potential snowfall accumulations: 20 to 30 cm by noon Wednesday.

Maximum wind gusts: northerly 60 to 70 km/h giving areas of blowing snow.

Location: most of Nova Scotia.

Time frame: spreading across the province from Tuesday afternoon to Tuesday evening. Conditions improving from west to east on Wednesday.

Remarks: Forecast guidance is beginning to give a clearer picture regarding a nor’easter passing south of the province mid-week. At this time, the most likely scenario appears to be 20 to 30 cm of snowfall accumulation for most of the province by noon Wednesday. Any fresh snow from this system has the potential to combine with strengthening northerly winds to reduce visibilities in blowing snow.

As with all nor’easters, small changes in the storm track can result in large changes in the snowfall forecast, and this alert will be updated periodically to reflect the latest information.

Behind this system, a prolonged period of onshore flurries and snow squalls looks likely develop over portions of northeastern mainland Nova Scotia and northern Cape Breton, and these areas could continue to see accumulating snow into Thursday night.

Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations.

Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight. For information on emergency plans and kits go to

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


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