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Nova Scotia Set To Receive First Major Snowfall This Year

By Evan Taylor Jan 19, 2023 | 11:39 AM

A snow plough works to clear roads in Bridgewater, NS. Photo: Evan Taylor (2021)

After what has been an unseasonably mild winter so far, some of Nova Scotia is set to receive its first major snowfall of the year.

The Southwestern region of the province is expected to be impacted the hardest, with current projections for Yarmouth, Shelburne, Queens, and Lunenburg calling for 15-25 centimeters.

All four of those counties are also currently under snowfall warnings.

Environment Canada Meteorologist Ian Hubbard says the snow is coming by way of a low-pressure system currently near Cape Cod, which will be tracking Northwest.

“It looks like snowfall will start in the overnight period in Yarmouth then it will move up the coast where it’s expected to slow down,” said Hubbard.

Snowfall is expected to continue for most of Friday morning and into the early afternoon.

Hubbard also says it’s possible other regions of the province could see snowfall similar to what’s expected along the South Shore, “We have weather warnings in place for the valley, Hants County, and HRM which we’ll be watching closely throughout Thursday to see if they need to be upgraded, but that will depend on what we see from this low-pressure system.

Environment Canada expects to have a clearer idea of how the storm will impact the rest of the province when they release their Thursday afternoon forecast.


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