Storm dumps lots of snow across southwestern Nova Scotia

Greg Bennett
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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

Yarmouth  25

Greenwood  12

Halifax Stanfield 13

Sydney    11


Automated observation sites*

Kejimkujik                     16

Western Head                   18

New Ross                       11

Kentville                      17

Parrsboro                      17

Nappan                         15

Eskasoni                       21


*snowfall amounts are estimated from water equivalent and/or snow

depth sensors.


Other unofficial volunteer observations:


Cape Sable Island               23

Lower Argyle                    30

Dayton                          25

Woodstock                       17

Hillgrove                       15

Central Dartmouth               14

Hammonds Plains                 15

Upper Tantallon                 12

West brooklyn (Kings Co.)       14

Antigonish                      22

North Sydney                    19

Sandy cove                      15

Jollimore                       15

Leamington                      15

West Chezzetcook                19

Nineveh                         15



Organizations: Environment Canada, Kings Co.

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, South Shore, Long Island Tri-County Western Head New Ross Cape Sable Island

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