Update on Atlantic Canada Storm

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Monday, January 29, 2018
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An area of low pressure will begin to push across the Maritime Provinces tonight and will push across Newfoundland throughout the day on Tuesday.

Presently the low is expected to track just east of Nova Scotia and then take a northwestward track just west of Newfoundland.

In New Brunswick a large impact is not expected, some areas over northeastern New Brunswick could receive 15 cm of snow.

On Prince Edward Island 15 to 20 cm of snow is expected. There will also be some blowing snow and reduced visibility some areas.

Nova Scotia will receive significant amounts of snow. Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 20 are possible.

In Newfoundland snow will begin overnight tonight near midnight across the Avalon and South Coast, spreading to all areas of the island by Tuesday afternoon.

Across the Avalon and South Coast precipitation will change from snow to ice pellets to freezing rain and then eventually to rain. Along the west coast, precipitation will also change to ice pellets and freezing rain. On the Great Northern Peninsula precipitation is expected to remain in the form of snowfall.

In central Newfoundland snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm is expected. Along the west coast 10 to 15 cm is possible with lesser amounts for the Great Northern Peninsula.

The Team

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