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Alerts for: Sydney Metro and Cape Breton County

Warnings

9:59 PM AST Friday 28 January 2022
Rainfall warning in effect for:

  • Sydney Metro and Cape Breton County

Rain, heavy at times is expected. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall.

Snowfall, followed by significant rainfall is expected. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall.

Total rainfall: 25 to 50 mm, locally higher amounts possible in Cape Breton.

Locations: Eastern mainland Nova Scotia and most of Cape Breton.

Time span: Saturday afternoon ending Saturday night.

Remarks: Snow at times heavy will begin Saturday morning and change to rain, at times heavy, later in the afternoon. A brief period of freezing rain is possible during the transition, especially inland. The rain will taper off Saturday night.

Significant snowmelt and runoff are likely to occur.

Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.

Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.

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

10:01 PM AST Friday 28 January 2022
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Sydney Metro and Cape Breton 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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