Blizzard warnings for Quebec, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador

Blizzard, winter storm, blowing snow, wind and storm surge warnings for all of Nova Scotia, all of Prince Edward Island and parts of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and Quebec, due to the approaching Nor’easter. 

Unrelated snowfall warnings for parts of Alberta, as well as a few snow squall watches and special weather statements in Ontario that could be ramped  to warnings later on. (Excerpts)

NEW BRUNSWICK

Blizzard 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, Stanley – Doaktown – Blackville Area and Sussex – Kennebecasis Valley and Kings County regions

Storm surge warning in effect for: Kent County, Kouchibouguac National Park and Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick regions

Snow forecast to begin Wednesday morning in Southern New Brunswick and spread northward during the day. Heaviest snow expected in the south and east where snowfall amounts ranging from 20 to 40 cm (7.9″ to 15.7″) are forecast. …Widespread whiteout conditions expected beginning Wednesday afternoon over the southeastern half of the province.

Additionally, higher than normal water levels are forecast from Miramichi bay south to Cape Tormentine Wednesday afternoon or evening. Local flooding is most likely from Bouctouche to Cape Tormentine.

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

Blowing snow warning in effect for:
Avalon Peninsula North, Avalon Peninsula Southeast, Avalon Peninsula Southwest, Bonavista North, Bonavista Peninsula, Clarenville and vicinity, Gander and vicinity, St. John’s and vicinity and Terra Nova regions

Wind warning in effect for:
Avalon Peninsula North, Avalon Peninsula Southeast, Avalon Peninsula Southwest, Bonavista North, Bonavista Peninsula, Clarenville and vicinity, Gander and vicinity, St. John’s and vicinity and Terra Nova regions

Strong easterly winds gusting between 100-140 km/h (62.1 to 87.0 mph) will develop by Wednesday evening.

Blizzard warning in effect for:
Bay of Exploits, Bay St. George, Buchans and the interior, Burgeo – Ramea, Burin Peninsula, Channel-Port aux Basques and vicinity, Connaigre, Corner Brook and vicinity, Deer Lake – Humber Valley, Grand Falls-Windsor and vicinity, Green Bay – White Bay, Gros Morne, Northern Peninsula East, Parson’s Pond – Hawke’s Bay and Port Saunders and the Straits regions

Near zero visibility in snow and blowing snow will develop Wednesday afternoon or evening.

Wreckhouse wind warning in effect for:
Channel-Port aux Basques and vicinity region

Wind gusts up to 180 km/h (111.8 mph) will develop by Wednesday evening.

The eastern side of the Long Range Mountains including the Humber Valley are expected to see the highest snow fall accumulations, up to 30 cm (11.8″) in some locations.

In addition higher than normal water levels combined with high waves will coincide with high astronomical tide late Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Blizzard warning in effect for:
Cartwright to Black Tickle, Norman Bay to Lodge Bay and Red Bay to L’Anse-au-Clair regions. Blizzard conditions Wednesday evening or overnight into Thursday.

Up to 20 cm (7.9″) of snow, blowing snow and easterly winds gusting up to 90 km/h (55.9 mph) are expected to develop Wednesday evening or very early Thursday morning for Southeastern Labrador.

NOVA SCOTIA

Blizzard warning in effect for: All of Nova Scotia

Heavy snow and widespread blowing snow on Wednesday.

Storm surge warning in effect for:
Guysborough County, Halifax County – east of Porters Lake, Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Lunenburg County, Queens County and Shelburne County regions

High water levels during high tide late Wednesday.

Les Suêtes wind warning in effect for:
Inverness County – Mabou and north region

Southeast winds gusting up to 160 km/h (99.4 mph) late Wednesday.

Snow forecast to begin overnight in Southwestern Nova Scotia and spread to remainder of province Wednesday morning. …In general between 25 to 40 cm (9.8″ to 15.7″) of snow can be expected with this system over most of Nova Scotia.

However, some areas over Western and Northern Nova Scotia could locally see in excess of 50 cm (19.7″), and given the extensive blowing and drifting snow there could be significant variability in snow amounts received within any forecast region.

Additionally…higher than normal water levels combined with rapidly rising wave activity may produce local flooding along much of the Atlantic coast of Mainland Nova Scotia during the high tide late Wednesday afternoon.

Les Suetes winds gusting up to 160 km/h (99.4 mph) are expected to develop late Wednesday afternoon and diminish Wednesday evening.

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Blizzard warning in effect for: All of Prince Edward Island

Heavy snow forecast at times during Wednesday afternoon and evening before changing back to periods of snow after midnight. …. Northeast winds will steadily increase during the day and will gust up to 110 km/h (68.4 mph) Wednesday evening. These very strong winds combined with heavy snow will cause widespread whiteout conditions in blowing snow. In general about 25 to 40 cm (9.8″ to 15.7″) of snow are expected across the island. However, parts of Prince County could see in excess of 50 cm, and given the extensive blowing and drifting snow there could be significant variability in snow amounts received within any forecast region.

Additionally higher than normal water levels are expected Wednesday night mainly on the north shore with the highest amounts expected overnight.

QUEBEC

Blowing snow warning in effect for:
Anticosti and Minganie regions

Blizzard warning in effect for:
Blanc-Sablon, Chevery, Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Natashquan regions

20 to 30 cm (7.9″ to 11.8″) is expected over these regions by Thursday morning. Moreover, easterly winds with gusts near 100 km/h (62.1 mph) will whip up this snow and will produce blizzard conditions over these communities beginning Wednesday evening.

Winter storm warning in effect for:
Forillon National Park – Gaspé – Percé, Gaspésie National Park – Murdochville, New Carlisle – Chandler and Sainte-Anne-des-Monts – Grande-Vallée regions

Significant snowfall amounts … Travelling could become very difficult.

ALBERTA

Snowfall warning in effect for: Banff National Park, Hinton – Grande Cache, Jasper National Park, Nordegg – Forestry Trunk Road Highway 734, Rocky Mountain House – Caroline and Whitecourt – Edson – Fox Creek – Swan Hills regions. 10 to 20 cm (3.9″ to 7.9″) of snow expected by Wednesday evening.

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

Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for this link


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  1. The Weather Network mentioned that a buoy measured a wind gust of 191 km/h (118.7 mph). Plus there was a comparison of Hurricane Sandy and this storm. They both looked very similar. I wonder if this could be classified as a winter hurricane.

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