MAR 21 – Environment Canada – Special Weather Statement

The following Special Weather Statement has been issued by Environment Canada:

10:45 AM ADT Wednesday 21 March 2018

Snow expected over the province beginning this evening becoming a wintery mix overnight into Thursday…

A developing low pressure system south of Long Island will approach the Maritimes and track across eastern Nova Scotia Friday morning. Snow will develop ahead of this system this evening then change through ice pellets and to freezing rain overnight into Thursday morning. At this time as much as 10 to 15 cm of snow is expected over parts of Nova Scotia, with the highest amounts expected from the Annapolis Valley through to northern Nova Scotia including the Cobequid Pass. Also, strong northeasterly winds giving reduced visibility in blowing snow can be expected. There is also a risk of a prolonged period of ice pellets and freezing rain over some areas overnight Wednesday and Thursday.

As this system is in the early stages of development it is possible this scenario could change as there is still some uncertainty in the timing, amounts and details of the precipitation from this system as it moves into our region. The public is advised to monitor future forecasts as this system and its impacts become better defined as warnings may be required.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #NSStorm.