Alerts for: Guysborough County
11:03 AM AST Monday 08 February 2016
Blizzard warning in effect for:
- Guysborough County
Blizzard conditions with poor visibility in snow and blowing snow are expected or occurring.
A low pressure system currently northeast of Cape Hatteras will track northeastward today then pass south of Nova Scotia tonight. Snow associated with this system is now moving into southwestern Nova Scotia and will spread eastward across the province through the day. Strong northeast winds combined with the falling snow will result in widespread blowing snow and reduced visibilities. Snowfall amounts near 30 centimetres are currently expected over much of Nova Scotia. The snow will taper to flurries through the day on Tuesday.
Additionally this system will give higher than normal water levels and rough surf along the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia at the high tides tonight and again Tuesday morning.
Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.
Blizzard warnings are issued when widespread reduced visibilities of 400 metres or less are expected for at least 4 hours.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to weatherASPC@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #NSStorm.
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