Alerts for: Lunenburg County
8:31 PM AST Sunday 07 February 2016
Blizzard warning in effect for:
- Lunenburg County
Blizzard conditions with poor visibility in snow and blowing snow are expected or occurring.
A low pressure system currently south of Cape Hatteras will intensify as it tracks up the U.S. eastern seaboard tonight then pass south of Nova Scotia Monday night. Snow associated with this system will begin late Monday morning over southwestern portions of the province then spread eastward through the day. Strong northeast winds combined with the falling snow will result in widespread blowing snow and reduced visibilities. 20 to 35 centimetres of snow is currently expected over much of mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. The snow will taper to flurries though the day Tuesday.
Additionally this system will give higher than normal water levels and rough surf along the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia Monday night and 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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