Alerts for: Colchester County North

Watches

9:25 PM AST Thursday 29 January 2015
Winter storm watch in effect for:

  • Colchester County North

A winter storm will impact Nova Scotia late Friday into Saturday. Snow is forecast to begin in western Nova Scotia late Friday evening and spread northward overnight. Snow will become mixed with ice pellets overnight with a risk of freezing rain towards dawn. Precipitation will continue Saturday morning before tapering to flurries in the afternoon. Snowfall amounts approaching 15 centimetres are expected Friday night with additional accumulations expected Saturday morning.

Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays. 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 http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/

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.

 

Statements

9:21 PM AST Thursday 29 January 2015
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Colchester County North

Another winter storm Friday night into Saturday.

Another winter storm will impact Nova Scotia late Friday into Saturday. Snow is forecast to begin in Southwest Nova Scotia Friday evening and reach Cape Breton early Saturday morning. Strong winds with the storm will likely result in some blowing snow conditions. At this time models are indicating a changeover to ice pellets and freezing rain then to rain over much of the province by Saturday morning. Snow is expected to redevelop Saturday evening as the low tracks eastward across the province. Amounts and locations of the heaviest snow and timing of the freezing rain and rain will depend on the track of the storm. Currently indications are for amounts to possibly exceed 15 centimetres in the west while in the east amounts may not even reach 5 centimetres before the changeover to rain. Rainfall amounts along the Atlantic coast may approach 20 millimetres.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.

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