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Up to 40 cm of snow for parts of Cape Breton


A winter storm warning has been issued for Inverness and Victoria counties.

Full details here:

Total snowfall: 20 to 40 cm. Greatest accumulations over high terrain. Peak wind gusts: 80 to 90 km/h giving blowing snow. Time frame: beginning Friday morning in Digby County, spreading to Cape Breton by Friday afternoon, then improving west to east on Saturday. Remarks: An intense low pressure system is forecast to pass just south of western Nova Scotia Friday afternoon before moving across the Eastern and southern Cape Breton Friday night. Any deviation from this forecast track could greatly impact the snowfall forecast.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight. Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.



Storm surge warning in effect for:

  • Inverness County

Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the latest public forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through your local radio

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