Alerts for: Queens County

Watches

5:03 AM AST Sunday 01 February 2015
Winter storm watch in effect for:

  • Queens County

A low pressure system will approach the Maritimes on Monday and cross Eastern Nova Scotia on Tuesday. Snow at times heavy will develop over southwestern Nova Scotia late Monday morning and spread northeastward during the day. Snow will continue Monday night along with strong winds giving reduced visibilities in blowing snow for western sections of the province. Central sections can expect the snow to become mixed with ice pellets along with a period of freezing rain Monday night. Areas along the atlantic coast and eastern Nova Scotia can expect a changeover to rain Monday night. Strong winds will also develop over the entire province Monday night. Total snowfall amounts for this storm are expected to be in the 15 to 30 centimetre range with eastern Nova Scotia in the lower end of the range and western Nova Scotia in the higher end. Rainfall amounts for eastern Nova Scotia are expected to be in the 20 to 40 millimetre range. Another brief shot of snow is expected Tuesday morning in the wake of the system. Conditions will gradually improve through the day on Tuesday as the low moves away.

Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/

Winter Storm Watches are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.

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.

 

Statements

5:24 AM AST Sunday 01 February 2015
Special weather statement ended for:

  • Queens County

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