Kings County upgraded from winter storm watch to blizzard warning

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A high of -9 C was expected Jan. 21 as Kings County prepared to be hit with a blizzard. 

Blizzard conditions are forecast to develop over Southwest Nova Scotia early Wednesday morning and spread eastward during the day.

This is a warning that blizzard conditions with near-zero visibilities are expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.

An intensifying low pressure system forecast to develop over the U.S. Eastern Seaboard today will track northeastward passing near the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia on Wednesday. This disturbance will bring significant snowfall amounts, strong winds and blowing snow to Nova Scotia. Snowfall amounts ranging from 20 to 30 centimeters is expected for most of Nova Scotia except eastern areas where snow will become mixed with ice pellets and possibly rain for Eastern Cape Breton. Blizzard conditions are forecast for most Mainland Nova Scotia on Wednesday with winds gusting to 70 km/hour for some areas.

Environment Canada will continue to monitor the development of this storm, providing updates as new information becomes available. 

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Kings, Eastern Cape Breton

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