Alerts for: Colchester County - Truro and south
11:03 AM AST Monday 26 January 2015
Blizzard warning in effect for:
- Colchester County - Truro and south
Blizzard conditions with poor visibility occasionally near zero in snow and blowing snow are expected on Tuesday.
A developing low pressure system over the U.S. Seaboard today will intensify into a large storm as it moves slowly northeastward toward the Maritimes tonight and Tuesday. Heavy snow will develop Tuesday morning and spread northeastward during the day. Very strong northeast winds gusting to 90 km/h with possible higher gusts will give blizzard conditions with near-zero visiblities on Tuesday. General snowfall amounts of 15 to 30 cm are expected. Over parts of Nova Scotia snow will mix with or change to ice pellets in the afternoon.
Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility. If you become stranded in a vehicle do not leave. The vehicle offers a form of protection from the cold. A single person walking through the snow is harder to find than a stranded car or truck. Ensure that shelter is provided for pets and outdoor animals.
Blizzard Warnings are issued when widespread reduced visibilities of 400 metres or less are expected for at least 4 hours.
Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Stay up to date with Weatheradio or your local media. Email reports of severe weather to weatherASPC@ec.gc.ca or call 1-877-815-9900. You may tweet reports using the hashtag #NSStorm.
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