Nova Scotia Journal

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Environment Canada has announced a warning in the Nova Scotia area

Environment Canada

Key Takeaways:

  • Snowfall of up to 25 centimeters is possible in Victoria County and parts of Inverness County.
  • Environment Canada has issued snow squall warnings for Victoria County and north of Mabou in Inverness County.

Up to 25 centimeters of snow and winds of 60 to 70 km/h are expected Saturday. Snow squall warnings were also issued for Pictou and Antigonish counties and south of Mabou in Inverness County.

It is predicted that 10-15 centimeters of snow will fall, with winds ranging from 40 to 60 km/h.

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Environment Canada issues snow squall watches and warnings when snow bands can “produce intense accumulating snow” and visibility near zero. As well, it warns that travel may be dangerous due to sudden weather changes.

Snowfall is expected to end this afternoon in Pictou and Antigonish counties, south of Mabou in Inverness County, and end this evening in Victoria County and north of Mabou in Inverness County. As a result, much of the Maritimes will be flooded with Gulf and subtropical moisture by Monday as several systems move across the region. Localized flooding is the central concern, along with heavy winds early to mid-next week.

On Monday, an intensifying, slow-moving low-pressure system will make its way towards the Maritimes. Forecast models are beginning to agree that the heaviest rainfall would fall from Halifax county to Cape Breton in Nova Scotia and southeastern New Brunswick.

Rainfall amounts for the multi-day event, which will last from Monday to Wednesday, are expected to be 50-75 mm. Over 100 mm could be seen in isolated places. The heaviest rain is expected to come Monday night into Tuesday. As a result, Tuesday and Wednesday will likely see pounding surf and higher-than-normal sea levels.

Source: CBC News, Theweathernetwork

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