Alerts for: Inverness County - Mabou and north

Warnings

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

  • Inverness County - Mabou and north

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.

 

10:55 AM AST Tuesday 27 January 2015
Les Suêtes wind warning in effect for:

  • Inverness County - Mabou and north

Les Suetes winds expected this afternoon and evening.

A low pressure system off the U.S. seaboard will intensify into a large winter storm as it moves slowly northeastward toward the Maritimes today. Very strong east to northeast winds will develop this afternoon with easterly Les Suetes winds expected to gust to 130 km/h this afternoon and evening. Winds will diminish overnight.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds. High winds may result in power outages and fallen tree branches.

Les Suêtes Wind Warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds.

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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