Weather - Jan. 21

John Brannen
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A look at weather in Pictou County this week. Wednesday will bring blizzard conditions and 10 - 15 cm of snow.

A look outside The News office this morning.

4:45 AM AST Tuesday 21 January 2014 Blizzard warning for Pictou County upgraded from Winter storm watch:

Blizzard conditions are forecast to develop over Southwest Nova Scotia early Wednesday morning and spread eastward during the day.

This is a warning that blizzard conditions with near-zero visibilities are expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.

An intensifying low pressure system forecast to develop over the U.S. Eastern Seaboard today will track northeastward passing near the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia on Wednesday. This disturbance will bring significant snowfall amounts, strong winds and blowing snow to Nova Scotia. Snowfall amounts ranging from 20 to 30 centimeters is expected for most of Nova Scotia except eastern areas where snow will become mixed with ice pellets and possibly rain for Eastern Cape Breton. Blizzard conditions are forecast for most Mainland Nova Scotia on Wednesday with winds gusting to 70 km/hour for some areas.

Environment Canada will continue to monitor the development of this storm, providing updates as new information becomes available.

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Today, 21 January

A mix of sun and cloud. 60 percent chance of flurries early this morning. Clearing late this morning. Wind north 20 km/h becoming light early this afternoon. Temperature steady near minus 8.

Tonight, 21 January

Increasing cloudiness. Flurries beginning late this evening then changing to snow at times heavy after midnight. Amount 5 to 10 cm. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h after midnight. Low minus 11.

Wednesday, 22 January

Snow at times heavy and blowing snow. Amount 15 to 25 cm. Wind northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming north 40 gusting to 60 early in the afternoon then becoming northwest 40 gusting to 60 early in the evening. High minus 5.

Thursday, 23 January

A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 13 except minus 9 along the Strait. High minus 9.

Friday, 24 January

Sunny. Low minus 18. High minus 12.

Saturday, 25 January

Cloudy. Low minus 15. High zero.

Sunday, 26 January

Periods of snow. Low minus 4. High minus 4.

Monday, 27 January

A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 10. High minus 6.

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Eastern Cape Breton

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