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Nova Scotia, Canada

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Potential Significant Snowfall in the Forecast for the Weekend

November 4, 2019; Queens County, NS:  Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for Nova Scotia, including Queens County.  At present there is a system that is being followed, which may cause a major change in the weather pattern late this week, as a large area of cold air approaches eastern North America. As part of this change, there is a higher potential for storm formation and indeed the models are picking up on a storm that could produce our first significant snowfall of the season. There is a good possibility of accumulating snow, heavy rainfall and strong winds.

At this stage there is a fairly large range in scenarios. One model has the bulk of the snow over NB, another has it over NS, while the third has hardly any snow at all.  As more accurate predictions are available, information will be updated. With current indications, be prepared for snow to develop over western areas early Friday and progress across the province during the day. While it is still too early to accurately predict the system, the Annapolis Valley, Northern NS, North Shore, and Cape Breton seem to have the highest chance of getting the most snow, however that could easily change. Strong winds may also develop later on Friday into Saturday which could result in continued snow in some areas.

For further information, follow updates on Environment Canada: https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?ns4