We've had a mild January and February (snow-wise) Lots of freezing cold, rain, high winds, etc. But this one, I think, will require the Ariens to deal with it... Alerts for: Colchester County - Truro and south
10:45 AM AST Tuesday 12 February 2019 Winter storm warning in effect for:
Colchester County - Truro and south
Hazardous winter conditions are expected.
Snow will begin ahead of an approaching low pressure system late tonight over northern Nova Scotia, then spread to eastern Nova Scotia Wednesday morning. Snow will become heavy at times Wednesday morning, before changing to ice pellets from west to east through the day. Total snow and ice pellet amounts of 15 to 25 cm are expected by late Wednesday afternoon.
Strong easterly winds are also forecast to develop, which in combination with the falling snow will give poor visibility in blowing snow. Winds will increase through the day, with gusts reaching 80 km/h over mainland Nova Scotia and 70 km/h over Cape Breton Island. These strong winds will combine with the ice pellets to cause further difficult travel conditions Wednesday afternoon.
The precipitation will taper off Wednesday evening.
Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.
Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.