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January 13, 2020 | by: Russell MacKenzie

Here’s Another Special Weather Statement

There’s a Special Weather Statement in effect from Environment Canada for Thursday.

4:20 PM AST Monday 13 January 2020
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Halifax Metro and Halifax County West

Heavy snowfall and strong winds possible beginning on Thursday

Total snowfall: 10 to 15 cm or possibly higher for most regions.

Maximum wind gusts: 70 km/h. or higher for most regions.

Maximum surge: 60 cm or higher.

Wave Heights: 6 metres or higher.

High Tide: After midnight Friday and again after noon on Friday.

Locations: Nova Scotia.

Time span: Thursday morning into Friday morning.

Remarks: An intensifying low pressure system approaching from New England will move to lie near southwestern nova Scotia on Thursday and will skirt the Atlantic Coast before heading away on Friday. This will give significant snowfall amounts to most of the province. Winds will possibly reach or exceed warning criteria, especially over eastern regions and Cape Breton Island Thursday night into Friday.

High waves and storm surge will affect the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence and Cape Breton Island on Friday. This, combined with a run of spring tides, may cause flooding and overwash on north facing shorelines of the province. especially for the eastern mainland and Cape Breton. Higher than normal water levels are likely for most of Friday, with the best chance for flooding after midnight on Friday near high tide. Friday after noon will have another high tide, but with a lesser chance for flooding.

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

See it HERE.