Hurricane-force gusts and up to 50 cm of snow to strike Atlantic Canada

Severe Blizzard Warning

The Maritimes and Newfoundland had to contend with blizzard conditions, loads of snow and strong winds, with some areas in PEI projected to receive up to 40 cm of snow.
 
The Weather Network said “snow totals are expected to hover between 20 to 25 cms in Halifax, but other parts of the Maritimes could see localized amounts approaching 50 centimetres by the time the system moves out.”
 
And Environment Canada issued blizzard warnings for parts of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
 
“Blizzard conditions with gusty winds and visibility frequently near zero in snow and blowing snow are expected or occurring,” said Environment Canada in a statement. “An intensifying low pressure system passing just south of Nova Scotia brings snow over the region today. Strengthening northeasterly winds gusting up to 80 km/h will result in blizzard conditions.”
 
If you’re flying in and out of the region, you’re advised to call your airline before heading to the airport.
Courtesy of Toronto Sun

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