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More snow headed to Atlantic Canada


Expect more snow in parts of the Maritimes and Newfoundland on Thursday
Expect more snow in parts of the Maritimes and Newfoundland on Thursday

Lyndsay Morrison, staff writer

January 26, 2011 — Another storm is set to bring snow, rain, freezing rain and wind to Atlantic Canada.

Snowfall accumulations expected in the Maritimes
Snowfall accumulations expected in the Maritimes

If you live in Atlantic Canada, and you bought a snowblower this year, you can consider it a good investment.

Yet another storm system is targeting the region, and it's set to bring significant amounts of snow to some communities.

“The heaviest amounts of snow look to fall in western PEI, Cape Breton and along the Fundy shores,“ says Dayna Vettese, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. “Places like Saint John, Moncton, Yarmouth and Truro could see anywhere from 15 - 25 cm through Friday.”

Halifax is also set to take a hit from this storm, but the precipitation won't just be snow.

“We're looking at a potential mix of snow, rain and freezing rain for southern Nova Scotia,” says Vettese. “As a result, the snowfall accumulations are expected to be lower.”

Predicted snowfall for Newfoundland
Predicted snowfall for Newfoundland

Still, people in the Maritimes aren't the only ones who should be anticipating some active weather. This storm system will also sweep over Newfoundland.

“Up to 25 cm of snow is possible around Gander, Corner Brook and Port aux Basques. 5 - 10 cm is expected on the Avalon Peninsula,” adds Vettese. “The winds are going to be very strong with this system, as well.”

This latest blast of winter comes on the heels of another storm that blanketed Newfoundland with snow. Meanwhile, Maritimers have been trying to cope with frigid, below-seasonal temperatures.

For more details on what you can expect with this system, be sure to check your local forecast. You can also tune in to The Weather Network on TV, where the National Forecast comes up at the top and bottom of every hour.

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