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Snow / Rain and Wind for Atlantic Canada


Laurissa Anyas-Weiss, content producer

February 23, 2009 — A major winter storm is moving across Atlantic Canada bringing blizzard conditions for part of New Brunswick and Newfoundland.

A low pressure system that moved up the Eastern Seaboard is bringing snow, rain and windy conditions to the Maritimes today.

Nova Scotia
A rain event for most of Nova Scotia with up to 40mm rain possible today. Winds will be strong at times reducing visibility.

New Brunswick and PEI
Both provinces will see mostly snow with up to 20cm possible before the system moves out late Monday night.With the system sitting over western New Brunswick, it will get the bulk of the snow.

Winds are currently gusting up to 100km/h across New Brunswick and parts of PEI causing blizzard conditions with blowing snow and whiteouts expected to last the entire day. Blizzard Warnings are in place across New Brunswick and are expected to remain in effect for all of Monday.

Newfoundland
Eastern Newfoundland could see up to 15cm with more expected towards Deer Lake and Cornerbrook. Snow will changeover to rain in Eastern Newfoundland in the afternoon as a warm sector moving into the area.

Winds will be a significant concern for Newfoundland with gusts up to 150km/h possible later today. Blizzard conditions are possible for the snow areas.

The system will move out of Atlantic Canada beginning Monday overnight with Tuesday remaining windy.

Current Rain and Snow Accumulations as of 1pm AST

CityRain
Halifax15mm
Yarmouth25mm

CitySnow
Gaspe10cm
Charlottetown15cm
Moncton20cm
Saint John31cm
Bathurst36cm
Fredericton42cm

Watches and Warnings are currently in effect across Atlantic Canada.

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