Alerts for: Fredericton and Southern York County
3:47 PM ADT Wednesday 12 March 2014
Winter storm warning in effect for:
- Fredericton and Southern York County
Snow and blowing snow are forecast tonight and Thursday.
This is a warning that dangerous winter weather conditions are expected in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.
A low pressure system will approach the Maritimes tonight and track over Nova Scotia on Thursday.
This system will bring snow at times heavy to most of the province tonight. Over northern regions, the snow will continue and end late in the day Thursday bringing snowfall totals of up to 35 centimetres. Over northeastern regions of the province the combination of snow, strong winds and cold temperatures will give blizzard conditions.
Over southernmost regions, the heavy snow will change to ice pellets and freezing rain overnight and these conditions will continue Thursday morning. The only region not expected to see significant snowfall is Grand Manan and Coastal Charlotte County where heavy rainfall is expected tonight before the changeover to freezing rain and ice pellets. The precipitation will change back to snow Thursday afternoon then taper off Thursday evening.
The strong northeast winds in the Gulf of St Lawrence combined with higher than normal water levels will push pack ice onto northeast facing shorelines along the coast from the Acadian Peninsula south to Shediac Thursday afternoon into the evening.
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