Jan. 2 weather and cancellations

John Brannen
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Looks like another winter storm is on the way for tonight and tomorrow, with forecasts calling for snowfall amounts between 15 and 20 cm. If you have an event or meeting that will be cancelled, email news@ngnews.ca, tweet @NGNewsJohn or post a comment on our Facebook page.

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Winter storm watch for  Pictou County issued (4:52 a.m.)


Gusty winds along with snow will generate hazardous conditions with local blowing snow overnight tonight and Friday.


This is an alert to the potential development of dangerous winter weather conditions in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.


A low pressure system will approach Nova Scotia tonight and track south of province on Friday as it intensifies. This system will bring snow and blowing snow beginning tonight over Southwestern Nova Scotia and spread eastward on Friday. Snowfall amounts with this system are likely to be between 15 and 30 centimetres for most of Nova Scotia. The worst conditions are likely to be over Southwest Nova Scotia and along the Atlantic coast as these areas are forecast to receive higher snowfall amounts with stronger winds. Snow and blowing snow will probably be an issue for all of Nova Scotia with blizzard conditions expected for some areas.


A cold airmass is expected to drop temperatures further this morning to below minus 25 for Northern Nova Scotia. These frigid temperatures along with light to brisk northwesterly winds will produce extreme wind chill values near minus 35.


In addition with the high tidal cycle and strong winds, higher than normal water levels are possible for Yarmouth and Shelburne counties on Friday.




Pictou County Weather Forecast:

Today, 2 January

Increasing cloudiness late this morning. Wind northwest 20 km/h. Temperature falling to minus 22 this morning then steady. Cold wind chill minus 33.

Tonight, 2 January

Cloudy. Periods of snow and local blowing snow beginning late this evening. Amount 5 cm. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light early this evening. Wind becoming northeast 30 gusting to 50 after midnight. Temperature rising to minus 13 by morning. Cold wind chill minus 33.

Friday, 3 January

Periods of snow. Amount 10 to 15 cm. Local blowing snow in the morning. Blowing snow late in the morning and afternoon and evening. Wind northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming north 40 gusting to 60 in the morning. High minus 9.

Saturday, 4 January

Sunny. Low minus 22. High minus 12.

Sunday, 5 January

Cloudy. Low minus 12. High minus 4.

Monday, 6 January

Periods of rain. Windy. Low minus 7. High 8.

Tuesday, 7 January

Showers. Low 6. High 6.

Wednesday, 8 January

Sunny. Low minus 14. High minus 7.

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