Tuesday, January 27, 2015

2015 'Blizzard' re-cap

There wasn't much of a blizzard here.Snow with ice pellets started about 3AM and continued until mid-afternoon.Total accumulation was in the 10 cm range with another 2 or so cms of ice pellets on top of that.
Winds were very strong all day and are still quite gusty at 7PM.
Temp has risen to -1C and is expected to go above freezing overnight.Rain is expected.

Photo is from my wx cam as the 'blizzard' was raging....




Monday, January 26, 2015

Alerts for: Queens County

Warnings

4:25 AM AST Monday 26 January 2015
Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • Queens County

Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

A low pressure system will develop off the U.S. Seaboard today then intensify into a large winter storm as it moves slowly northeastward toward the Maritimes later tonight and Tuesday. Snow at times heavy will develop overnight or early Tuesday morning and spread northeastward during the day. Very strong northeast winds gusting to 90 km/h with even higher gusts possible along the Fundy and Atlantic coasts will give extensive blowing and drifting snow and near-zero visiblities on Tuesday. General snowfall amounts of 15 to 30 cm are expected. Over parts of Nova Scotia snow will mix with or change to ice pellets in the afternoon.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.

Winter Storm Warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Stay up to date with Weatheradio or your local media. Email reports of severe weather to weatherASPC@ec.gc.ca or call 1-877-815-9900. You may tweet reports using the hashtag #NSStorm.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Storm Update

Last night's storm basically ended here around midnight.Getting some reports of localized flooding along parts of the mouth of the Mersey River but nothing any more extreme than what usually happens,
Next storm for NS is due on Tuesday....a mix of rain and snow is expected here.Significant snowfall in inland areas is a very good possibility.
More to come........