Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for Nova Scotia and Canada’s Weather Network says there is potential for an incoming storm to exceed the requirements of a bomb cyclone.
The statement from Environment Canada says the potential exists for the first major winter storm of 2022 later this week and into early this weekend. The government department says it is too early to give timing and snowfall or rainfall amounts because slight deviations in the storm will impact snowfall and rainfall amounts. Strong winds will also accompany the storm.
At time of publication Canada’s Weather Network says the exact storm track is still uncertain. But at this time it looks like it will be across or just south of Nova Scotia.
“This would bring heavy snow to New Brunswick, northern Nova Scotia, P.E.I., and western Newfoundland with parts of this region seeing 20-40+ cm.” says The Weather Network.” Blizzard conditions are possible for P.E.I., eastern New Brunswick and western Newfoundland with wind gusts of 70-100 km/h.”
They note that the forecast is highly uncertain for Halifax. The track will be critical to whether Halifax is included in the 20-40 cm of snow or a mix of snow, ice and rain.