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Weather Advisory

Posted by Jacob Hillier on January 2, 2014 at 2:15 PM
Attached is the latest Weather Briefing prepared as guidance for emergency management officials regarding the predicted weather conditions over the next 24 to 48 hrs. The following is the synopsis extracted from that document " A low pressure system will approach the Nova Scotia tonight and track south of the province Friday while intensifying. The system will bring snow and blowing snow to most of the province tonight and Friday. In addition cold temperatures will remain over the region over the next few days. Blizzard and blowing snow warnings have been issued for most of the province. Flurries will move into southwest regions this afternoon and become snow heavy at times this evening and spread eastward tonight. Gusty northeast winds will develop overnight and give rise to blowing snow conditions. The heaviest snowfall is expected over southwestern NS, the Valley and along the Atlantic Coast where 20 to 30 cm is expected. Blizzard conditions are expected in these regions tonight and Friday. Blowing snow conditions will be an issue elsewhere across the province. In addition high water levels are expected along the Atlantic and Fundy coasts Friday during high tide. The most vulnerable time is from noon to around 5 pm Friday. The snow should taper to flurries in the west early Friday evening and late in the evening in Cape Breton." Please consider the predicted Blizzard conditions in your Threat Risk Vulnerability Assessments for your area(s) of responsibility and execute appropriate mitigation strategies.

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