Saturday, February 02, 2013

Atlantic Canada Weather Bomb

WOCN14 CWHX 022034
Special weather statement
Updated by Environment Canada
At 4:34 PM AST Saturday 2 February 2013.
Special weather statement for:
      Acadian Peninsula
      Bathurst and Chaleur region
      Kent County
      Kouchibouguac National Park
      Miramichi and area
      Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick.

Potential for significant snowfall and strong winds Sunday night and
Monday giving extensive blowing snow.

A low pressure system will form on Sunday south of the Maritimes and
intensify rapidly as it tracks northward into the Gulf of St.
Lawrence on Monday. There is potential for a significant snow and
wind storm overnight Sunday night and Monday over Eastern New
Brunswick. Extensive blowing and drifting snow is possible.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as
warnings may be required or extended.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment
Canada at


Halifax Metro and Halifax County West
10:46 PM AST Saturday 02 February 2013
Snowfall warning for
Halifax Metro and Halifax County West continued

15 to 20 centimetres of snow expected by late Sunday evening.

This is a warning that significant snowfall is expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.

A low pressure system will develop southwest of Nova Scotia tonight. Periods of snow in the Yarmouth area will spread eastward tonight ahead of this system. Another low will form in its wake Sunday afternoon and will intensify rapidly overnight Sunday. Snow at times heavy will develop along the western part of the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia Sunday in the afternoon and evening and will spread northward through central and northern sections of Nova Scotia Sunday night. Up to 15 centimetres of snow is expected in areas bordering the Atlantic coast with 20 centimetres in northern and central sections mainly falling Sunday night. Over Cape Breton and Eastern Mainland Nova Scotia the snow is expected to turn to rain with freezing rain along the rain snow boundary.