St. Stephen – We hope that groundhog is happy!
He (or she) may have predicted an early spring, but it didn’t tell us we would get whalloped by repeated nor’easters until then.
The third winter storm in five days is barreling down upon the province and snow is expected to being in Charlotte County by midday.
Snow, blowing snow and strong winds will affect the majority of the province over the next 24 to 30 hours according to information provided by the EMO office.
Forecast models are all in agreement that 20 to 25 cm of snow will fall over the majority of the province, with amounts as high as 40 possible over eastern areas.
Poor visibility because of blowing snow tonight and early Wednesday is also expected.
Snow may change to rain along the Fundy coast this evening.
Very strong northeasterly winds will develop during the day today with gusts up to 90km/h later today and tonight, likely resulting in drifting snow and could lead to power outages.
Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight.
A spokesperson for Environment Canada said winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.
Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays. Residents are advised to protect themselves from wind, cold and disorientation by staying sheltered, indoors or with your vehicle.