Charlotte County – Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Southern New Brunswick, indicating potential for a heavy snowfall warning over night Saturday and into Sunday.
Regional EMO coordinator Brent Whalen stated a snowfall warning is issued for New Brunswick when 15 cm or more of snow is expected to fall within a 12 hour or less period.
He said historically, similar storms have caused unplanned power outages.
“Please be prepared,” said Whelan.
The forecast indicates a low pressure system will approach the Maritimes from the southwest on Saturday. Snow ahead of this system is expected to spread across New Brunswick overnight Saturday and into Sunday as the system tracks into the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Current indications suggests the potential for snowfall warning accumulations for the southern half of the province along with strong northeasterly winds which could lead to higher than normal water levels for exposed coastal regions of the province.
Residents are encouraged to monitor public weather alerts for New Brunswick at https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=nb for specific updates. They are also urged to check http://511.gnb.ca/en/map.html for road conditions.