Updated: Southwest Nova Scotia under storm watch, special weather statements as more snow, freezing rain and rain approaches

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Source: Environment Canada

As of 4 p.m., Environment Canada had updated its forecast to include storm watches for Annapolis and Kings counties and special weather statements are continued for

Yarmouth, Digby, Shelburne and Queens counties.

In Annapolis and Kings, the weather agency is calling for 10 to 15 centimetres of snow combined with a few hours of freezing rain overnight and into tomorrow.

Rain is possible for counties further west.

 

Earlier story

Just before 9 a.m. Feb. 19, the weather agency issued a special weather statement about a winter storm arriving overnight and into Feb. 20.

A low pressure system is forecast to approach from Cape Cod this evening and track close to the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia overnight tonight and tomorrow morning. A wintery mix of precipitation in the form of snow rain and freezing rain is expected to begin over southwestern Nova Scotia later this evening and spread to Cape Breton overnight tonight.

 

Current indications suggest that parts of Nova Scotia may receive more than 10 centimetres of snow and an extended period of freezing rain.

 

Environment Canada states the track of the storm is uncertain and is advising residens to monitor forecasts. 

 

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Cape Cod, Cape Breton

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  • joan
    February 23, 2014 - 18:39

    it's the 23rd, and I'm reading a weather forecast for the 19th! what good does that do me?