Snow, Wind, and Rain Forecast for Atlantic Canada

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Saturday, November 10, 2018

A low pressure system currently located over New Brunswick will make for an unsettled weekend across Atlantic Canada.

New Brunswick: For northern sections there will be wind gusts up to 80 km/h today and gusts to 100 km/h overnight. Confidence in snowfall amounts are low. Rainfall amounts will be anywhere from 5 to 30 mm. There is a risk of storm surge, large waves and pounding surf along the Bay of Chaleur and the Acadian Peninsula.Minor coastal flooding is likely.

Prince Edward Island: Wind is the main threat. Strong wind gusting to 80 km/h are expected to develop this morning. Winds continue strong on Sunday morning with gusts to 90 km/h. Most areas will also see about 20 to 25 mm of rain.

Nova Scotia: Rain has already started over southern Nova Scotia and will spread northeastwards. 20 to 30 mm of rain is possible. Higher elevation areas could see snow or wet snow. Most areas will also see strong wind gusts to 70 km/h. Les Suetes wind will gust to 120 km/h.

Newfoundland: Strong winds gusting to 110 km/h can be expected along parts of the west coast. Winds will gust to 120 km/h in the Wreckhouse area by late this afternoon and to 140 km/h in the evening. Storm surge is also likely along the west coast. Snow will move in to southwestern Newfoundland this morning and spread across the Island. Snowfall accumulations near 5 cm are expected for most areas, however, amounts will be higher along the west coast. Snow will transition to ice pellets and freezing rain then to rain. Significant snowfall accumulations are possible, especially over higher terrain of the west coast Sunday, Monday, and into Tuesday as snow squalls may develop. An extended period of freezing rain is possible inland and over higher terrain.

Labrador: Snowfall accumulations of 20 to 40 cm is expected by Monday. Snow and strong winds tonight and Sunday will combine to give reduced visibilities in blowing snow.

The Maritmes will clear on Monday, however sea effect flurries will continue on the west coast of Newfoundland and strong winds and snow will continue across Labrador.

This Weekend

Rain

Snow

Wind Gusts

Bathurst

5-15 mm

5-10 cm

90 km/h

Charlottetown

20-25 mm

0 cm

80 km/h

Corner Brook

5-10 mm

5-10 cm

90 km/h

Fredericton

10-20 mm

5-15 cm

70 km/h

Gander

10-15 mm

2-4 cm

80 km/h

Halifax

20-25 mm

0 cm

60 km/h

Moncton

10-20 mm

5-15 cm

70 km/h

Saint John

25-30 mm

0 cm

70 km/h

St. John's

15-20 mm

5-10 cm

80 km/h

Sydney

20-30 mm

0 cm

70 km/h




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