Lyndsay Morrison, staff writer
January 21, 2011 — It's a stormy end to the week in the Maritimes, all because of a Nor'easter that also happens to be a weather bomb. Many schools are closed for the day, or letting out early.
Get ready, Maritimers! You have yet another blast of wintery weather headed your way.
After getting hit with a low pressure system earlier this week, the provinces are now bracing for the next powerful storm. This one is both a nor'easter and a weather bomb, and it's expected to leave its mark.
“We're calling for up to 25 cm of snow locally in parts of New Brunswick with this storm,” says Brian Dillon, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. “Places like Moncton and Saint John could take the biggest hit, but heavy snow is also forecast in parts of P.E.I.”
As the system moved up the eastern seaboard Friday morning, disrupting air travel, the Maritimes prepared for the storm. Schools closed in New Brunswick. Those in Halifax were open, but planned to dismiss students early.
By late Friday evening, Newfoundland will begin to see the snow as well.
“Lower snowfall amounts are expected for Newfoundland as temperatures will rise above the freezing mark resulting in a switch from snow to rain,” says Patrick Cool, another meteorologist at The Weather Network. Wind gusts are expected to exceed 100 km/h in some coastal communities.
For the latest storm details, you can sign up to receive weather reports, watches and warnings to your cell phone. We recommend keeping up to date on your local forecast, and tuning in to The Weather Network on TV. Our National Forecast comes up at the top and bottom of every hour.
With files from Lisa Varano