Alerts for: Queens County

Warnings

10:19 PM AST Monday 08 February 2016
Blizzard warning in effect for:

  • Queens County

Blizzard conditions with poor visibility in snow and blowing snow are expected or occurring.

A low pressure system located south of Nova Scotia will continue to track northeastward overnight. Snow and blowing snow will continue to reduce visibility to near zero at times. Total snowfall amounts near 30 centimetres are currently expected over much of Nova Scotia, with higher amounts possible over eastern regions. 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. Minor coastal flooding is possible near the high tide 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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