(ENDED) Significant snow and wind possible on Saturday / Wind Warning

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**** Weather statement and warning via Environment Canada

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Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

Maximum gusts: northeasterly 80 km/h, except 100 along parts of the coast.

Locations: Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia.

Time span: Beginning after midnight tonight along the South Shore, Saturday morning for Halifax Region, and Saturday afternoon for Eastern Shore.

High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds.

Wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds.

.A special weather statement via Environment Canada. Check out the link for more information :

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

“Significant snow and wind possible on Saturday.

Total snowfall: 5 to 15 cm

Maximum wind gusts: 60 to 90 km/h

Locations: Atlantic coastal regions of Nova Scotia

Time span: overnight Friday night and Saturday.

Remarks: A low pressure system will intensify near Cape Hatteras on Friday and will track south of Nova Scotia on Saturday. Snow associated with this system is expected reach southern coastal areas of Nova Scotia, beginning Friday night in the southwest. At this time, the heaviest snow is expected to remain offshore. However, up to 15 cm is possible along Atlantic coastal areas of the province. There is significant uncertainty as to how far north the bands of snow will spread. A slight deviation in the track of this low will have a significant impact on the amount of snowfall.

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.”

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