Atlantic Canada expecting up to 50 centimetres snow


mentalfloss
#1
What the fukkkk

Atlantic Canada expecting up to 50 centimetres snow

HALIFAX — Schools and government offices were closed and flights cancelled Wednesday in parts of Atlantic Canada as a powerful spring blizzard began its push through the region.
Significant snow was forecast for all four provinces, but Nova Scotia and P.E.I. were expected to see the biggest accumulation with up to 40 to 50 centimetres predicted for some parts of the two provinces.

Power outages caused by high winds and snow that affected just over 2,800 Nova Scotia Power customers were reported late Wednesday morning in the Shelburne and Liverpool areas of the province.

While New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador were expected to get less snow the entire region has been warned about potentially damaging winds in excess of 100 kilometres per hour that could cause widespread whiteout conditions.

In western Newfoundland, where strong winds are common, Environment Canada says gusts could peak at 160 km/h and even higher in the notorious Wreckhouse area.
In Nova Scotia, some government services and offices were closed as a precautionary measure.

Schools were closed in parts of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, and airports in Fredericton and Halifax were showing cancellations.
Sean Irvine, director of provincial operations with the Nova Scotia Emergency Management Office, encouraged people to stay home.

“Stay off the roads to allow snow clearance operations to be undertaken efficiently and so we can keep people safe,” said Irvine.

Environment Canada warned residents along Nova Scotia's coastline to stay away from the water and prepare for potentially damaging storm surges.
Irvine said the biggest potential for storm surge was along the province's South Shore and along the Northumberland Strait in the northeast, where the surge was expected to coincide with high tide in the evening.

“The icing conditions up there do make it a bit unpredictable as to what the impacts will be, whether there will be ice pushed ashore that could complicate issues,” he said.
Barb Baillie, executive director of maintenance and operations with Nova Scotia's Transportation Department, said about 450 pieces of equipment would be used across the province to keep roads and highways clear.

Salt trucks and plows would work around the clock in two, 12-hour shifts Baillie said.

She said with the high winds, transportation crews would be taking extra precautions in areas like the Cobequid Pass on the way to New Brunswick and the Canso Causeway, which links the mainland to Cape Breton.

“They are typically areas that are affected by the high winds and we may have to close the roads, but that's premature at this time,” said Baillie.
Halifax transit to suspend its bus service late Wednesday morning.

Prince Edward Island's Office of Public Safety advised residents to prepare for the possibility of power disruptions, while the provincial government closed all civil service offices for the day.

Atlantic Canada expecting up to 50 centimetres snow | Toronto Star
 
petros
#2
I'm supposed to get over 30cm this weekend. Is that odd too?
 
B00Mer
Republican
#3

The Day After Tomorrow - YouTube

 
petros
#4
Is that a new Religion? Future Born Yesterday Christians?

What happens next week?
 
darkbeaver
Republican
+1
#5
This global warming triggered blizzard is an impressive one so far, visibility where I am is about two hundred meters, the house is shaking and the cat don't want to go out and play.
 
EagleSmack
#6
Shouldn't this be under the "Death Kneel of AGW" thread?
 
petros
#7
It's going to be a slow thaw out east. It's going to make for great canoeing later this spring after all the streams and rivers are cleared of debris from a rapid thaw.
 
B00Mer
Republican
+1
#8
Petros, what you're not busy chasing down skidoo's today with your shot gun??
 
petros
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You still picking up truck stop hookers?
 
mentalfloss
#10
I'm not saying AGW but 50cm at the end of March?

 
B00Mer
Republican
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#11
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

You still picking up truck stop hookers?

I told your mom to quit following me...

 
petros
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

I'm not saying AGW but 50cm at the end of March?

Normal old school winter just like shortly before you were born.

Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

I told your mom to quit following me...

She always said " A trucker and his money are soon parted and a trucker is born everyday".
 
B00Mer
Republican
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

She always said " A trucker and his money are soon parted and a trucker is born everyday".

Just to think, I could be your Daddy
 
petros
#14
If you were it's obvious I lucked out never got your genes.
 

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