Alerts for: Inverness County - south of Mabou

Warnings

1:54 PM AST Tuesday 27 January 2015
Blizzard warning in effect for:

  • Inverness County - south of Mabou

Blizzard conditions with occasionally near-zero visibility in snow and blowing snow today.

A low pressure system off the U.S. coast will intensify as it approaches the Maritimes today. Heavy snow, very strong northeasterly winds gusting to 90 km/h or higher will give blizzard conditions with near-zero visibility today. Total snowfall amounts of 20 to 30 cm are expected with locally higher amounts possible. Conditions will begin to imrove this evening over coastal areas of the Maritimes and overnight elsewhere.

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.

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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