NOVA SCOTIA - Environment Canada is warning of winter storm conditions expected to track throughout the province from March 13-14.
A system bringing heavy snow and high winds is set to arrive around noon Tuesday and bring a mixed bag of winter weather lasting into Wednesday morning.
“Snow may mix with, or change to, rain later tonight or Wednesday morning before changing back to snow on Wednesday then tapering to a few flurries or showers in the afternoon,” reads a winter storm warning Environment Canada issued March 13.
Forecasters predict snowfall amounts of 15 to 20 cm are possible for mainland Nova Scotia, with the Cape Breton Highlands seeing up to an additional 10 cm of snowfall.
“Very strong east to northeasterly winds will develop later today and persist tonight, and are expected generally gust from 70 to 90 km/h with even higher gusts possible along parts of the coast and over exposed areas. These winds could give extensive blowing snow and could lead to power outages,” the weather advisory reads.
The accumulating and blowing snow could result in hazardous travel conditions for motorists and pedestrians alike.
“Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight,” says Environment Canada.
Learn more about emergency plans and kits here: http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/