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4:39 AM AST Thursday 17
January 2019Special weather statement in effect for:
Winter storm expected to bring major impacts to the region Sunday and Sunday
night.A low pressure system will approach the region from the southwest
on Sunday and track across the Maritimes as a large winter storm Sunday night.
While it is difficult to give details this far in advance, all indications show
a major snowfall event for areas north of the track of the low, a major rainfall
event south of the track of the low, and significant amounts of snow, rain and
potential for an extended freezing rain event near the track of the low. The
precipitation will be accompanied by very strong east to northeast winds ahead
of the low's track, shifting to very strong southerly winds south of its
track.Snowfall amounts north of the low's track of 30 cm or higher are
possible. Rainfall amounts south of the track in excess of 50 mm are possible.
At this time potential tracks of this system range from central New Brunswick to
the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia. Because the track of the low will be
critical in determining how much snow, rain or freezing rain any location will
get, even a slight shift in its track will have major effects on the type and
amount of precipitation received.Details should become more clear over
the next couple of days as the system gradually develops over the southern
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.
To report severe weather, send an email to PEstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports
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