Environment Canada issues warnings for March 14 weather blowing in

Published on March 14, 2017

Wishing we could leave winter behind in our rear view mirror.

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SOUTHWESTERN, N.S. – Like the rest of the province, southwestern Nova Scotia is under several March 14 weather warnings and statements relating to weather said to be arriving Tuesday afternoon.

Environment Canada is forecasting snow at times heavy and blowing snow beginning Tuesday afternoon. Wind gusts are forecasted to increase to 60 km/h this afternoon.

The evening calls for snow, at times heavy, changing to rain, at times heavy, with winds gusting to from 60 to 100 km/h in the evening.

Environment Canada says this afternoon and evening some areas will see up to a possible 10 to 15 cm of snow.

Environment Canada also says the forecasted strong winds are associated with an intense low pressure system moving in from the eastern U.S. seaboard. Winds should abate overnight tonight.

In addition to the wind warning a rain warning has been issued for March 14.  Environment Canada says to expect rain, at times heavy, this evening, and says the frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall.

The rain and snow line will move northward reaching eastern Nova Scotia near midnight. Rainfall amounts of 30 to 40 millimetres are expected with this storm and the possibility of flooding exists due to the frozen ground.

In addition, Environment Canada says higher than normal water levels and rough pounding surf is likely this evening during high tide for southwestern sections of the Atlantic coast. Minor coastal flooding is possible.