The snow came down hard in Shelburne on Wednesday afternoon.
A fast moving storm managed to dump a lot of snow on the area on Wednesday afternoon and evening. As dawn broke the following day, many people were digging out.
As expected, the South Shore received the most snow, with some locales reporting as much as 30 centimetres down.
The storm started on Wednesday, as a low pressure system developed south of Long Island and then tracked northeastward passing south of Nova Scotia in the evening before speeding away to the northeast overnight. Snow began over Southwestern Nova Scotia Wednesday morning then spread to the remainder of the province during the day.
Snow gradually ended from west to east over the province late Wednesday evening and overnight. Schools across the Tri-County region were closed Wednesday by 11:30 a.m. and did not reopen on Thursday.
The following is a summary of snowfall amounts received by
Environment Canada as of 7 a.m. Thursday.
Airport observation sites
Halifax Stanfield 13
Automated observation sites*
Western Head 18
New Ross 11
*snowfall amounts are estimated from water equivalent and/or snow
Other unofficial volunteer observations:
Cape Sable Island 23
Lower Argyle 30
Central Dartmouth 14
Hammonds Plains 15
Upper Tantallon 12
West brooklyn (Kings Co.) 14
North Sydney 19
Sandy cove 15
West Chezzetcook 19