Major Low to Impact Atlantic Canada

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Wednesday, January 3, 2018
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An area of low pressure developing off the coast of Florida will rapidly intensify as it tracks northward toward the Maritimes and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Central & Eastern Quebec
Heavy snow, strong winds and blowing snow over several areas is expected. In some areas there could be 30 or more cm.

New Brunswick
20 to 40 cm are expected for most of the province with strong wind gusts.

Prince Edward Island
Snowfall estimates of 20 to 30 cm are expected for most of the province. There is the potential for storm surge along the shoreline.

Nova Scotia
Snow will develop Thursday morning and spread northward across the province with amounts of 15 to 30 cm expected. Then precipitation changes to rain with amounts of 20 to 30 mm possible. Winds will gust to 120 km/h. There will be storm surge also.

Newfoundland
Snow and blowing snow will change to rain on Friday morning only, some areas could locally see 15 to 20 cm of snow. The heaviest rain is likely over the south coast with 10 to 20 mm possible. Winds will gust to 120 km/h in some areas.

Labrador 
Heavy snow with 20 to 30 cm is possible on Friday. Strong winds are also possible.



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