Significant Storm Eyeing Atlantic Canada

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Friday, November 9, 2018

A strong low pressure system will deliver rain, snow, mixed precipitation, and strong wind to Atlantic Canada this weekend.

New Brunswick: Precipitation will begin over southwestern New Brunswick late Friday night and spread to remaining areas by Saturday morning. Coastal areas of New Brunswick should only see rain. Northwestern New Brunswick may remain as snow with 15 cm of snow possible.

Prince Edward Island: Rain will begin early Saturday morning. Wet snow is possible mainly inland during the morning hours. Some areas may see 25 mm of rain and strong winds.

Nova Scotia: Rain will begin overnight Friday. Generally 15 to 30 millimeters is likely. Snow is possible over high elevations. Strong winds are expected on Saturday on Sunday. There is a Les Suêtes wind warning in effect for Inverness County - Mabou and north. Les Suetes wind gusts up to 110 km/h are expected.

Newfoundland: Snow is forecast to develop over southwestern Newfoundland Saturday morning and spread northeastward. Coastal areas in the west and south are expected to receive mainly rain, although snow may mix at times. Some areas could receive ice pellets and freezing rain. Over the West Coast on Sunday flurries are expected, with a couple cm possible. There is a Wreckhouse wind warning in effect for Channel-Port aux Basques and vicinity. Winds will gust to 120 km/h on Saturday. 

Labrador: Significant snowfall expected. Total snowfall accumulations exceeding 20 cm are possible.

Strong winds will linger in Newfoundland and Labrador through Tuesday.

The Team

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