Charlotte County and all of NB – Environment Canada has issued multiple winter storm warnings for Charlotte County.
In St. Stephen and northern Charlotte County, hazardous winter storm conditions are expected on Christmas Day. A low pressure system is expected to develop near Cape Hatteras this evening, and rapidly intensify, as it tracks northeastward to lie over southern New Brunswick by Monday evening.
Light snow ahead of this system will begin in the morning over western NB, and intensify as it spreads eastward throughout the day. Currently, 15-20 cms of snow is expected throughout the day and into the evening. This fresh snowfall will combine with increasing north-easterly winds to reduce visibility, with blowing snow particularly on Monday afternoon and evening.
Over southeastern sections of NB, snow is expected to mix with ice pellets and a change to freezing rain may occur Monday afternoon. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.
Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Visibility could be reduced to zero at times, with heavy and blowing snow. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays.
For Grand Manan and coastal Charlotte County, snow is expected to mix with ice pellets or rain for communities along the Bay of Fundy, with the possibility snow and ice pellet accumulation may reach 15 cms by Monday evening.
Uncertainly surrounds the boundary of snow, ice pellets, and rain – small changes in the track of this system may significantly impact precipitation type and accumulation for communities along the Fundy Coast.
Winter storm watches are issued when multiple types of severe weather are expected to occur together.
Environment Canada will continue to monitor the situation throughout the day, and new warning may be issued as new information becomes available. Visit www.weather.gc.ca for updates. To report severe weather, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet reports using #NBStorm.