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Alerts for: Inverness County - south of Mabou

Warnings

10:00 PM AST Friday 28 January 2022
Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • Inverness County - south of Mabou

Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

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

Total snowfall: 30 to 45 cm northern and western mainland, 15 to 30 cm elsewhere.

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. Visibility will be near zero at times Saturday morning and early Saturday afternoon. Road closures are possible.

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.

 

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

  • Inverness County - south of Mabou

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:

  • Inverness County - south of Mabou

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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