Disturbance Moving Across Atlantic Canada

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Friday, April 13, 2018

A low pressure system approaching from the west will bring strong wind, rain, and snow to the Maritime Provinces and Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Maritime provinces will see most impacts today.

Nova Scotia will begin as rain. Northern sections of the province may see some snow, however southern sections will likely remain as rain.

Northern and central New Brunswick will see snow, southern sections of New Brunswick will see a messy rain-snow mix.

On Prince Edward Island there will be a rain-snow mix. Prince County will see more snow.

The system arrives in Newfoundland this evening. Most areas will see a couple of centimeters of snow overnight and Saturday. The south coast is likely to see a rain-snow mix.

Precipitation amounts across the region is below any warning criteria.

5 to 10 cm will be the heaviest snow. That is expected across the west coast of Newfoundland, Cape Breton Island, and Prince Edward Island.

There is a Wreckhouse wind warning in effect for Channel-Port aux Basques and vicinity. Gusts up to 120 km/h are expected this afternoon before diminishing this evening. A Les Suêtes wind warning is also in effect for Inverness County - Mabou and north. Les Suetes winds gusting up to 100 km/h are expected this morning.

Along the Labrador coast there will be widespread blowing snow on Saturday.

There may be another system on Tuesday.



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