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Nor'Easter to Hit Atlantic Canada


Laurissa Anyas-Weiss, content producer

February 2, 2009 — A Nor'Easter affecting Atlantic Canada will bring up to 30 cm of snow and over 30 mm of rain today and ending midday Wednesday.

A low pressure system that formed over the Gulf of Mexico is tracking across Atlantic Canada. It is bringing snow, freezing rain, ice pellets and rain to the entire region.

Nova Scotia
Snow started in southern Nova Scotia this morning and up to 30 cm of snow is expected before the system moves out Wednesday morning.

Snow will turn to freezing rain Tuesday afternoon through the evening for the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. The most intense precipitation is expected during the day Tuesday.

Halifax Coast could see up to 15cm of snow/ice pellets with inland Halifax getting up to 25cm of snow. An extensive period of freezing rain will start this afternoon through the evening for Metro Halifax.

New Brunswick and PEI
Snow has started to track across New Brunswick with PEI beginning Tuesday afternoon. The most intense precipitation is expected midday Tuesday and into the evening. The bulk of the precipitation will move out of the area by Wednesday midday.

Up to 30cm of snow is possible along the Fundy Shores, up to 15 cm of snow for Moncton.

Newfoundland
The southeastern part of Newfoundland will start to see flurries closer to noon on Tuesday with a change to rain in the afternoon. The rest of the island will experience snow, freezing rain and ice pellets with strong winds.

2-5 cm of snow is expected Tuesday in the eastern part of the provinces followed by up to 30 mm of rain by the time the system moves out Wednesday.

More on the Way...
It isn't over yet. Another Nor'Easter is developing in the south and is tracking to hit Atlantic Canada Thursday. Currently, this disturbance does not look to be as serious as today's storm but that could change.

Snow/rain events like this in Atlantic Canada often lead to power outages. Take precautions.

Watches and warnings are currently in place across Atlantic Canada

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