Updated: Blizzard warning ended for part of southwest Nova Scota

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Updated: 10:30 p.m. 

Environment Canada has ended blizzard warnings for Queens, Shelburne, Yarmouth, Digby and Annapolis counties. 

Warnings continue from Kings and Lunenburg counties eastward. 

The weather agency is still calling for snow and high wind, along with near-zero visibility, for the rest of the province, but conditions will improve from west to east overnight. Snow will taper to flurries through the night. 

Updated: 10:45 a.m.

According to the latest update from Environment Canada, a blizzard warning is still in effect for the entire province, diminishing from west to east this evening.

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An intensifying low pressure system developing south of the Maritimes will track northeastward passing east of Nova Scotia tonight before reaching Newfoundland Thursday morning. This disturbance will bring significant snowfall amounts of 20 to 40 centimetres, strong winds and blowing snow to the province.

 

Light snow will become snow at times heavy and blowing snow this afternoon. Blizzard conditions are forecast this afternoon with winds gusting at times between 70 to 90 kilometres per hour. Gradual improvement is expected from west to east tonight.

 

 

 

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Earlier story

Blizzard warnings are in effect for all of Nova Scotia this morning and snow has been falling in the southwest region since last night. 

 

While snow had eased up early this morning, Environment Canada's latest statement calls for deteriorating weather conditions this morning in western Nova Scotia with blizzard conditions are expected this morning.

According to the weather agency, an intensifying low pressure system developing south of the Maritimes will track northeastward passing east of Nova Scotia tonight before reaching Newfoundland Thursday morning. This disturbance will bring significant snowfall amounts of 20 to 40 centimetres, strong winds and blowing snow to the province.

Blizzard conditions are forecast with winds gusting at times between 70 to 90 kilometres per hour. Gradual improvement is expected from west to east tonight.

 

 

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