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Alerts for: Antigonish County

Warnings

3:47 PM AST Friday 28 January 2022
Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • Antigonish County

Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

A winter storm will bring snow, blowing snow, freezing rain and strong winds.

Total snowfall: 15 to 40 cm.

Freezing rain duration: 3 to 6 hours.

Maximum wind gusts: 80 to 100 km/h.

Locations: Mainland Nova Scotia and portions of western Cape Breton.

Time span: Saturday through Sunday morning.

Remarks: Snow at times heavy and blowing snow will begin early Saturday morning over southwestern regions and will quickly spread northeastward throughout the morning. Snow is expected to transition to an extended period of freezing rain or ice pellets throughout the day on Saturday, before changing to rain later in the day in most regions. The highest snowfall totals are expected over western and northern regions. Freezing rain will be most significant inland away from the immediate Atlantic coast.

Strong wind gusts will likely cause power and utility outages Saturday and again late overnight Saturday into Sunday morning, Strongest wind gusts are expected over exposed coastal locations.

Temperatures will fall well below zero Sunday morning behind the storm, causing standing water to freeze.

Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Ice build-up may cause tree branches to break.

Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to NSstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #NSStorm.

 

Statements

3:47 PM AST Friday 28 January 2022
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Antigonish County

A significant winter storm will likely cause storm surge and rough and pounding surf for the Atlantic coast of mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island on Saturday afternoon and again early on Sunday.

For the north coast of Nova Scotia and the west coast of Cape Breton island higher than normal water levels are expected near high tide Saturday afternoon, with ice pressure likely from Pictou County west to Tidnish. This may give ice rafting along the coast.

Forecast details will become more clear as the system approaches.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to NSstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #NSStorm.

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