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Posted at 12:28 pm on March 6, 2018

Environment Canada is watching another storm that could impact our area in a couple of days. The national weather forecaster has issued a Special Weather Statement indicating a low pressure system will approach the province Wednesday night and Thursday. Snow will develop Wednesday night over southwestern portions, and will spread Thursday to the rest of the province. A changeover to rain is expected Thursday for much of the province, but could persist as snow over easternmost sections of Nova Scotia on Friday and maybe into Saturday. Generally 5 to 10 centimetres is expected with higher amounts possible over eastern Nova Scotia.

Also large waves, heavy pounding surf and higher than normal water levels will continue to affect the Atlantic coast of the province today. That could cause minor coastal flooding, shore or beach erosion and possible infrastructure damage, especially during high tide.

Posted at 9:27 am on February 6, 2018

Northeastern Nova Scotia is in for a messy mix of weather late Wednesday into Thursday. Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement, indicating the next disturbance will bring with it snow, freezing rain and rain. It’s from a low pressure system that will approach the region Wednesday.

It will start out as snow over western Nova Scotia Wednesday afternoon spreading eastward Wednesday night. It will then change over to a period of freezing rain and then to rain at times heavy. Strong southerly winds will also develop ahead of the storm.

It’s expected 5 to 10 centimes of snow will fall, up to 15 centimetres over northern Nova Scotia. Rainfall amounts exceeding 25 millimetres are possible, especially along the Atlantic coast.

Posted at 9:25 am on January 9, 2018

We could be in for a messy end to the week. Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement, indicating meteorologists are watching a system that could bring significant rainfall to much of the province on Friday. At this point, it’s still too earlier to predict how much rain the province will receive.

A second system is also on the federal weather forecaster’s radar, which is expected to give a prolonged period of freezing rain to much of Nova Scotia on Saturday

Posted at 10:17 am on December 22, 2017

It looks like a Christmas Day storm is in the offing. Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement, indicating that a low pressure system is expected to develop off Cape Hatteras on Sunday and intensify as it moves northeastward, impacting Nova Scotia on Christmas Day, starting in the morning over southwestern parts of the province, reaching Cape Breton by afternoon.

Winds are also expected to pick up giving reduced visibilities in blowing snow. As far as snow accumulations and the areas mostly likely to be affected, the national weather forecaster indicates it’s too early to say. However it could reach 15 centimetres of snow or more. This low could also produce large waves and storm surge, which may give higher than normal water levels and pounding surf for north facing shorelines of Cape Breton extending west to Pictou County Monday night.

Posted at 11:18 am on May 4, 2017

Get ready for a lot of rain this weekend.  Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement, indicating a new low pressure system will advance over the Great Lakes and bring another prolonged period of rain starting Friday night.  It will begin in southwestern Nova Scotia, spreading to the rest of the province during the night.
Rainfall amounts from the system is expected to be around 50 mm’s, with higher amounts in some areas.

Posted at 12:56 pm on February 6, 2017

Some messy weather is in store for later this week.
Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for the province indicating a trough of low pressure is forecast to approach Nova Scotia on Tuesday.  That low will bring snow and ice pellets or freezing rain Tuesday night.  The mixed precipitation is expected to change to showers Wednesday before tapering off during the day as the weather system moves way.

Posted at 7:12 am on December 28, 2016

Environment Canada is keeping an eye on a storm that is expected have an impact on Northeastern Nova Scotia later this week.
The national weather forecaster has issued a special weather statement for the province, indicating an intensifying disturbance will approach the maritimes from the southwest on Thursday and then track across New Brunswick on Friday.
There will be strong southeasterly winds with this system.  It will primarily be a rain event, starting Thursday night and ending late Friday.  There’s also a risk of large waves and storm surge in parts of the province, with the highest risk for east and south facing coastlines of Cape Breton near high tide on Friday.