Updated: Blizzard warning continued for Kings County

Jennifer Hoegg
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Environment Canada says a snowstorm may affect the province on Thursday night and Friday morning

Environment Canada has continued its blizzard warning weather alert for the area as of 4 p.m.

Snow and blowing snow late Jan. 2 are forecast to become blizzard conditions overnight and into the next day with near-zero visibility. The Annapolis Valley is expected to be hit hard, the weather agency said in a statement, with 30 cm of snow, possibly more in some areas.

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A low-pressure system will approach Nova Scotia Jan. 2 and track south of province over the next day as it intensifies. This system will bring snow and blowing snow to southwestern Nova Scotia, spreading eastward.

Snowfall amounts with this system are likely to be between 15 and 30 cm for most of Nova Scotia. The worst conditions are likely to be over southwest Nova Scotia and along the Atlantic coast as these areas are forecast to receive higher snowfall amounts with stronger winds. Snow and blowing snow will probably be an issue for all of Nova Scotia with blizzard conditions expected for some areas.

The Kentville forecast calls for very cold weather Jan. 2, with temperatures at minus 18 C and a wind chill of minus 25.  Flurries are expected to start in the evening changing to snow at times heavy and local blowing snow after midnight. Winds overnight will be northeast 30 km/h gusting to 60 with a wind chill of minus 30 C.

For Jan 3, the forecast predicts snow at times heavy ending early in the evening then cloudy with 60 per cent chance of flurries and continuing cold temperatures and wind chills of minus 27.

Local snowfall accumulation is predicted to be 20 to 30 cm.

Please send any storm-related cancellations to editor@kingscountynews.ca

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Kings, Atlantic

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