Blizzard conditions in Atlantic Canada

Bringing major snow and howling winds.

BRITISH COLUMBIA/YUKON

4:34 PM – 13 Feb 2017
Winter storm warning for Haines Road – Yukon border to Pleasant Camp and Haines Road – Haines Jct to B.C. bdy regions

Up to 30 cm (11.8″) of snow on the Haines road through early Tuesday morning. Highest snowfall amounts at the Chilkat Pass.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc4#1424696053772088201702130502ww1979cwvr (also yt9 in the address link for the Haines Junction warning)

NEW BRUNSWICK

Blizzard warning for Kent County, Kouchibouguac National Park and Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick regions

Total snowfall amounts of 40 to 60 cm (15.7″ to 23.6″) expected for southeastern New Brunswick.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nb10#541128731985907287201702120506ww1474cwhx (also nb11 and nb16 in the address link for the other affected areas)

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

Winter storm warning for Avalon Peninsula North, Avalon Peninsula Southeast, Avalon Peninsula Southwest, Bonavista Peninsula, Burin Peninsula, Clarenville and vicinity and Terra Nova regions

Snowfall between 15 and 35 cm (5.9″ to 13.7″) expected by Wednesday morning.

 

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nl28#749275561350761827201702130507ww1676cwhx (also nl11, bl29, nl15, nl5, nl1 and nl16 in the address link for the other affected areas)

Blizzard warning for St. John’s and vicinity region

Snowfall up to 45 cm (17.7″) expected by Wednesday morning.

 

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nl21#40523451984665985201702140507ww1676cwhx

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

Blizzard warning for Ulukhaktok region

Visibility near zero at times.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nt12#222152563311882237201702130501ww1272cwnt

NOVA SCOTIA

Blizzard warning for Annapolis County, Antigonish County, Colchester County – Cobequid Bay, Colchester County – Truro and south, Colchester County North, Cumberland County – Minas Shore, Cumberland County North and Cobequid Pass, Digby County, Guysborough County, Halifax County – east of Porters Lake, Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Hants County, Inverness County – Mabou and north, Inverness County – south of Mabou, Kings County, Lunenburg County, Pictou County, Richmond County, Sydney Metro and Cape Breton County and Victoria County regions

Visibility near zero.

Total snowfall amounts by Tuesday morning will range from 30 to 60 cm (11.8″ to 23.6″) for the western portions of the province and 25 to 45 cm (9.8″ to 17.7″) for the remainder of the province and Cape Breton.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?ns8#624408851288232410201702120506ww1171cwhx (also ns2, ns3 and ns7 to ns23 in the address link for the other affected areas)

NUNAVUT

Blizzard warning for Cambridge Bay region

Visibility near zero at times.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nu7#200041770313242479201702130501ww1474cwnt

Extreme Cold Warning for Gjoa Haven and Taloyoak regions

Wind chill values between minus 55 C and minus 60 C (-67 F to -76 F).

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nu8#1511482001795014178201702100501ww1474cwnt (also nu9 in the address link for the Taloyoak warning)

Blizzard warning for All of Prince Edward Island

Blizzard conditions with gusty winds and visibility frequently near zero in snow and blowing snow are expected or occurring.

Snowfall amounts of 15 to 30 cm (5.9″ to 11.8″) are expected by Tuesday morning. Strong northeast winds gusting to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) will give widespread reduced visibilities in blowing snow persisting until Tuesday morning.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?pei1#651477831288232410201702120506ww1575cwhx (also covers pei2 and pei3)

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html

Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for these links

2 thoughts on “Blizzard conditions in Atlantic Canada”

  1. Snow still persists in Atlantic Canada, cold hangs on in the north.

    BRITISH COLUMBIA/YUKON

    11:12 AM PST Tuesday 14 February 2017
    Winter storm warning in effect for:

    Haines Road – Yukon border to Pleasant Camp and Haines Road – Haines Junction to B.C. bdy regions

    Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

    A series of frontal systems will bring snow to the area today and tonight. Up to 20 cm (7.9″) of snow is forecast by Wednesday morning. Snow will taper to flurries on Wednesday as the last of the systems weakens.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc4#1424696053772088201702130502ww1979cwvr (also yt9 in the address link for the Haines Junction warning)

    NEW BRUNSWICK

    4:00 PM AST Tuesday 14 February 2017
    Winter storm warning in effect for:

    Fredericton and Southern York County, Fundy National Park, Grand Lake and Queens County, Grand Manan and Coastal Charlotte County, Kent County, Kouchibouguac National Park, Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick, Oromocto and Sunbury County, Saint John and County, St. Stephen and Northern Charlotte County and Sussex – Kennebecasis Valley and Kings County regions

    Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

    The reprieve is short lived as adverse winter weather conditions are expected starting Wednesday night.

    A low pressure system will develop over the Gulf of Maine late Wednesday and intensify as it passes over the Maritimes on Thursday. Snow and blowing snow associated with this feature will spread across southern New Brunswick Wednesday night and persist on Thursday. Increasing easterly winds and reduced visibilities in blowing snow will be problematic well into Thursday. Total snowfall accumulation in excess of 15 cm (5.9″) are expected with higher amounts over southeastern regions.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nb12#1931109551426374820201702140506ww1474cwhx (also nb17, nb14, nb20, nb10, nb11, nb16, nb13, nb18, nb19 and nb15 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

    3:40 PM NST Tuesday 14 February 2017
    Blizzard warning in effect for:

    Avalon Peninsula North, Bonavista Peninsula, Clarenville and vicinity and St. John’s and vicinity regions

    Blizzard conditions with gusty winds and visibility frequently near zero in snow and blowing snow are expected or occurring.

    Total snowfall between 30 and 60 cm (11.8″ to 23.6″) expected by Wednesday afternoon.

    Fresh snow combined with strong northeasterly winds gusting up to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) will cause blizzard conditions, with near zero visibility in blowing snow, this evening and overnight.

    Light snow will become heavy at times again this evening before finally tapering off during the day on Wednesday.

    The public is also advised that higher than normal water levels and pounding surf can be expected during high tide this evening, along the southern shore of the Avalon Peninsula.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nl28#40523451984665985201702140507ww1676cwhx (also nl15, nl1 and nl21 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    3:52 PM NST Tuesday 14 February 2017
    Winter storm warning in effect for:

    Avalon Peninsula Southeast, Avalon Peninsula Southwest and Burin Peninsula regions

    Over the southern Avalon Peninsula further snowfall amounts up to 10 cm (3.9″) can be expected by Wednesday morning while 2 to 4 cm (0.8″ to 1.6″) is expected over the Burin Peninsula.

    Snow, combined with strong northeasterly winds gusting up to 110 km/h (68.4 mph) will cause widespread blowing snow with near zero visibility this evening and overnight. Conditions are forecast to improve over the Burin Peninsula this evening and over the southern Avalon on Wednesday morning.

    The public is also advised that higher than normal water levels and pounding surf can be expected during high tide this evening, especially in areas exposed to the east and northeast.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nl11#749275561350761827201702130507ww1676cwhx (also nl29 and nl5 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    3:50 PM NST Tuesday 14 February 2017
    Winter storm warning in effect for:

    Bay of Exploits, Bonavista North, Gander and vicinity, Grand Falls-Windsor and vicinity and Terra Nova regions

    Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

    Snowfall between 15 and 30 cm (5.9″ to 11.8″) expected by Wednesday evening.

    Snow and blowing snow will continue tonight then gradually taper off Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday evening.

    Northeasterly winds with gusts reaching 80 km/h (49.7 mph) are expected along the coast tonight. Strong north to northwesterly winds will then follow on Wednesday and gradually ease Wednesday night.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nl2#724281801984665985201702140507ww1676cwhx (also nl3, nl20, nl7 and nl16 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

    3:43 PM MST Tuesday 14 February 2017
    Blizzard warning in effect for:

    Ulukhaktok region

    Blizzard conditions with poor visibility in snow and blowing snow are expected or occurring.

    A low pressure system is developing over the western Arctic with strong easterly winds, gusting as high as 80 km/h (49.7 mph), expected to begin at Ulukhaktok tonight. These winds in combination with falling snow will likely reduce visibility to near zero at times. Conditions are expected to improve Wednesday morning as the winds diminish.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nt12#222152563311882237201702130501ww1272cwnt

    NUNAVUT

    1:29 PM MST Tuesday 14 February 2017
    Blizzard warning in effect for:

    Cambridge Bay and Gjoa Haven regions

    Blizzard conditions with poor visibility in snow and blowing snow are expected.

    A low pressure system is forecast to develop over the western Arctic with strong southeasterly winds gusting, as high as 70 km/h (43.5 mph), expected to begin at Cambridge Bay overnight tonight and in Gjoa Haven on Wednesday. These winds in combination with falling snow will likely reduce visibilities to near zero at times. Conditions are expected to improve late Wednesday afternoon at Cambridge Bay as the winds diminish but will continue into Thursday at Gjoa Haven.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nu7#200041770313242479201702130501ww1474cwnt (also nu8 in the address link for the Gjoa Haven warning)

    2:28 PM CST Tuesday 14 February 2017
    Blizzard warning in effect for:

    Resolute region

    Blizzard conditions with snow and blowing snow are expected.

    A low pressure system is forecast to develop over the western Arctic giving strong southeasterly winds, gusting as high as 80 km/h (49.7 mph), Wednesday afternoon. These strong winds will cause reduced visibility, to near zero at times, in blowing snow. Blizzard conditions are expected to persist into Thursday morning before abating.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nu11#924079571284503778201702140501ww1575cwnt

    1:30 PM MST Tuesday 14 February 2017
    Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

    Kugaaruk and Taloyoak regions

    A period of very cold wind chills is expected.

    Taloyoak and Kugaaruk will again experience extreme wind chill values near minus 55 C (-67 F) overnight tonight and early tomorrow morning.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nu10#151306066174843307201702140501ww1474cwnt (also nu9 in the address link for the Taloyoak warning)

    3:35 PM EST Tuesday 14 February 2017
    Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

    Pond Inlet region

    Temperatures near -40 C (-40 F) along with light winds around 10 km/h (6.2 mph) will continue to produce extreme wind chill values near -50 C (-58 F) in Pond Inlet tonight into Wednesday. Conditions will begin to moderate Thursday as a disturbance approaching from the west brings milder air to the area.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nu19#928518621087539811201702140501ww1676cwnt

    QUEBEC

    3:30 PM EST Tuesday 14 February 2017
    Snowfall warning in effect for:

    Brome-Missisquoi area, Coaticook area, Cookshire area, Granby – Waterloo area, Lac-Mégantic area, Mont-Orford – Lake Memphrémagog area, Richmond area, Sherbrooke area, Thetford Mines area and Weedon area regions

    An extended period of snow with total accumulations of 15 to 25 cm (5.9″ to 9.8″) is expected beginning overnight tonight.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?qc43#182809882218462431201702140504ww1070cwul

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html

  2. Snow still plaguing Atlantic Canada.

    NEW BRUNSWICK

    9:54 PM AST Wednesday 15 February 2017
    Winter storm warning in effect for:

    Acadian Peninsula, Bathurst and Chaleur Region, Fredericton and Southern York County, Fundy National Park, Grand Lake and Queens County, Grand Manan and Coastal Charlotte County, Kent County, Kouchibouguac National Park, Miramichi and area, Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick, Oromocto and Sunbury County, Saint John and County, St. Stephen and Northern Charlotte County and Sussex – Kennebecasis Valley and Kings County regions

    Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

    A low pressure system near Cape Cod will intensify as it moves towards the Maritimes tonight and over the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence by Thursday evening. Snow and blowing snow associated with this feature will spread across southern New Brunswick tonight and persist into Thursday. Gusty northeasterly winds up to 80 km/hr (49.7 mph) are possible over the southeastern regions which will combine with the heavy snow to reduce visibilities in blowing snow. Total snowfall accumulation between 15 and 30 cm (5.9″ to 11.8″) is expected with highest amounts over southeastern regions by Thursday evening.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nb4#1931109551426374820201702140506ww1474cwhx (also nb3, nb12, nb17, nb14, nb20, nb10, nb11, nb7, nb16, nb13, nb18, nb19 and nb15 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

    10:18 PM AST Wednesday 15 February 2017
    Blizzard warning in effect for:

    Hopedale and vicinity, Postville – Makkovik, Rigolet and vicinity and Upper Lake Melville regions

    Blizzard conditions with gusty winds and visibility frequently near zero in snow and blowing snow are expected or occurring.

    An approaching system will bring significant snowfall combined with strong northerly winds causing poor visibilities in heavy snow and blowing snow. Along the North Labrador Coast, conditions are forecast to deteriorate Thursday afternoon and will persist until winds begin to diminish Saturday evening. For the Upper Lake Melville region, conditions will deteriorate by Thursday evening and are expected to improve throughout the afternoon on Friday. Total snowfall accumulations between 20 and 30 cm (7.9″ to 11.8″) are expected by Friday morning.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nl34#192410364408933855201702150507ww1777cwhx (also nl22, nl33 and nl26 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    NOVA SCOTIA

    9:52 PM AST Wednesday 15 February 2017
    Winter storm warning in effect for:

    Annapolis County, Colchester County – Cobequid Bay, Colchester County – Truro and south, Colchester County North, Cumberland County – Minas Shore, Cumberland County North and Cobequid Pass, Digby County, Hants County, Kings County and Pictou County regions

    Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

    A low pressure system developing south of Cape Cod will move northeastward tonight tracking west of Cape Breton Thursday morning. Snow will develop this evening and spread northward throughout the night. Gusty northeast winds of 80 km/h (49.7 mph) combined with the heavy snow will give reduced visibilities in blowing snow. Snowfall amounts of up to 30 cm (11.8″) are expected by Thursday afternoon with this storm.

    Conditions will begin to gradually improve Thursday afternoon as the low moves north of the province.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?ns8#52433787569933070201702150506ww1171cwhx (also ns12, ns11, ns15, ns13, ns14, ns7, ns10, ns9 and ns16 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    9:53 PM AST Wednesday 15 February 2017
    Winter storm warning in effect for:

    Halifax County – east of Porters Lake, Halifax Metro and Halifax County West and Lunenburg County regions

    Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

    A low pressure system developing south of Cape Cod will move northeastward tonight tracking west of Cape Breton Thursday morning. Snow will develop this evening and spread northward throughout the night. Gusty northeast winds of 80 km/h (49.7 mph) combined with heavy snow will give reduced visibilities in blowing snow. Snowfall amounts near 15 cm (5.9″) are expected by Thursday afternoon with this storm.

    Conditions will begin to improve through the afternoon on Thursday as the low moves north of the province.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?ns2#1914162161753709620201702150506ww1171cwhx (also nl1 and nl3 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    NUNAVUT

    2:43 PM CST Wednesday 15 February 2017
    Blizzard warning in effect for:

    Arviat, Baker Lake and Rankin Region including Whale Cove regions

    An approaching low pressure trough is bringing snow and blowing snow with strong south to southeast winds into the Kivalliq today. Winds of 40 to 60 km/h (24.9 to 37.3 mph) with higher gusts have already developed at Baker Lake and Arviat and will spread into Whale Cove and Rankin Inlet this evening. After several hours of strong winds, the snow will move in causing visibilities to drop to the blizzard criterion of 400 metres (0.25 miles) or less.

    The blizzard is expected to develop by late this afternoon at Baker Lake, early this evening at Arviat, and around midnight or shortly after at Whale Cove and Rankin Inlet.

    The blizzard will also end from west to east as winds start to diminish. The blizzard should end at Baker Lake early Thursday morning, at Arviat Thursday afternoon, and finally at Rankin Inlet Thursday evening.

    The system is expected to weaken somewhat as it approaches Chesterfield Inlet overnight and for Thursday. As a result, a true blizzard is less likely there, however visibilities are still expected to be frequently less than 1 km (0.62 miles).

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nu3#452437821000546219201702150501ww1373cwnt (also nu2 and nu1 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    8:10 PM MST Wednesday 15 February 2017
    Blizzard warning in effect for:

    Gjoa Haven and Taloyoak regions

    Blizzard conditions with poor visibility in snow and blowing snow are expected or occurring.

    Southeast winds 50 gusting 70 km/h (31.1 to 43.5 mph) are producing blizzard conditions in Gjoa Haven. The strong winds and blizzard conditions will spread eastward into Taloyoak later this evening. The blizzard is expected to end Thursday afternoon.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nu8#200041770313242479201702130501ww1474cwnt (also nu9 in the address link for the Taloyoak warning)

    2:21 PM CST Wednesday 15 February 2017
    Blizzard warning in effect for:

    Resolute region

    Blizzard conditions with snow and blowing snow are expected.

    A low pressure system developing over the western Arctic will produce strong southeasterly winds 60 gusting 80 km/h (37.3 to 49.7 mph) at Resolute beginning later this evening. These strong winds will cause reduced visibility to near zero at times in blowing snow. Blizzard conditions are expected to persist through Thursday.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nu11#924079571284503778201702140501ww1575cwnt

    3:33 PM EST Wednesday 15 February 2017
    Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

    Pond Inlet region

    Temperatures of -35 C to -40 C (-31 F to -40 F) along with winds ranging from 10 to 15 km/h (6.2 to 9.3 mph) will produce extreme wind chill values near -50 C (-58 F) at times in Pond Inlet tonight. Wind chill values are expected to moderate slightly on Thursday.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nu19#928518621087539811201702140501ww1676cwnt

    ONTARIO

    8:34 PM EST Wednesday 15 February 2017
    Snow squall warning in effect for:

    Saugeen Shores – Kincardine – Southern Bruce County, Goderich – Bluewater – Southern Huron County, Wingham – Blyth – Northern Huron County and London – Parkhill – Eastern Middlesex County regions

    Snow squalls have developed and will persist through the regions tonight. Snow squalls are expected to diminish late Thursday morning. Snowfall amounts of 15 cm (5.9″) per 12 hours are possible under the heaviest snow squalls.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?on20#131192681907191170201702160503ww1171cwto (also on40 and on21 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    9:51 PM AST Wednesday 15 February 2017
    Winter storm warning in effect for:

    All of Prince Edward Island

    Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

    A low pressure system developing south of Cape Cod will track northeastward tonight passing east of the island near noon Thursday. Snow will develop overnight and persist into late Thursday afternoon. Gusty northeast winds of 70 km/h (43.5 mph) combined with the heavy snow will give reduced visibilities in blowing snow. Snowfall amounts of 25 cm (9.8″) are expected by Thursday afternoon with this storm.

    Conditions will begin to gradually improve early Thursday evening as the low moves north of the island.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?pei1#52758417569933070201702150506ww1575cwhx (also covers pei2 and pe3 in the address link)

    QUEBEC

    7:45 PM EST Wednesday 15 February 2017
    Snowfall warning in effect for:

    Brome-Missisquoi area, Coaticook area, Cookshire area, Granby – Waterloo area, Lac-Mégantic area, Mont-Orford – Lake Memphrémagog area, Richmond area, Sherbrooke area, Thetford Mines area and Weedon area regions

    An extended period of snow with total accumulations of 15 to 25 cm (5.9″ to 9.8″) is expected. The snow will intensify over the next few hours.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?qc43#182809882218462431201702140504ww1070cwul

    3:30 PM EST Wednesday 15 February 2017
    Winter storm warning in effect for:

    Forillon National Park – Gaspé area, Percé area, Matane, Grande-Vallée area and Sainte-Anne-des-Monts area regions

    A major low pressure system will move up toward the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Thursday. Strong winds, 25 to 50 centimetres (9.8″ to 19.7″) of snow and blowing snow will be associated with this storm beginning Thursday morning. These poor conditions will persist on Friday.

    Although the waters may be taken in ice, the winds could push the ice along the shore and cause problems.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?qc38#800095571313098798201702150504ww1070cwul (also qc32 and qc33 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    9:51 PM AST Wednesday 15 February 2017
    Winter storm warning in effect for:

    Îles-de-la-Madeleine

    Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

    A low pressure system developing south of Cape Cod will track northeastward tonight and Thursday passing east of the island late Thursday afternoon. Snow will develop early Thursday morning and persist through the afternoon. Gusty northeast winds of up to 80 km/h (49.7 mph) combined with heavy snow will give reduced visibilities in blowing snow. Snowfall amounts of 15 cm (5.9″) are expected by Thursday evening.

    Conditions will begin to gradually improve Thursday evening as the low moves north of the island.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?qc41#1900072321753709620201702150506ww1373cwhx

    SASKATCHEWAN

    7:28 PM CST Wednesday 15 February 2017
    Freezing rain warning in effect for:

    Fond-du-Lac, Stony Rapids and Black Lake, Uranium City – Camsell Portage and Wollaston Lake – Collins Bay regions

    Freezing rain is expected or occurring.

    An area of rain has developed in Northern Alberta and is moving eastward. The rain will change to freezing rain as it moves into Northern Saskatchewan tonight, where surface temperatures are below freezing. The freezing rain will end overnight.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?sk30#128188531413179739201702160501ww1474cwwg (also sk31 and sk29 in the address link for the other affected areas)

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html

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