Region of Queens Municipality

Nova Scotia, Canada


*** Environment Canada Issues Wind Warning, Dec. 9, 2019 ***

Public Notice:  Environment Canada Issues wind Warning for Queens County

December 9, 2019:  Environment Canada has issued a Wind Warning for Queens County and other southerly areas of the province, relating to a developing storm system. Wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds.  The system is expected to track through central Quebec into Labrador Monday into Tuesday, which will bring rain and warmer air to Nova Scotia on Monday.  Rain and rising temperatures will continue Monday night as the winds strengthen out of the south to southwest, with gusts reaching 100 km/h before morning along the South Shore, moving toward Halifax and Cape Breton early Tuesday morning.  Rainfall may exceed 50 mm in some areas.

Winds will begin to diminish along the South Shore on Tuesday morning. Mild temperatures will remain in place until Tuesday night when the winds will shift to northwest bringing in colder air. This colder air will result in a changeover from rain to snow and 5 – 10 cm of snowfall accumulation is possible Tuesday night into Wednesday before the precipitation tapers off.

Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds.

As a result of high winds, there is a possibility of power outages.  Residents are reminded to be prepared, and to make preparations to shelter in place for up to 72 hours; the system will pass overnight but power outages may persist.  An emergency kit with provisions for 72 hours, batteries for flashlights, and ensuring your electronic devices are fully charged is recommended. 

To learn more about upcoming alerts and forecasts, follow the information on the monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=ns

Report power outages by calling the Nova Scotia Power Outage line at 1-877-428-6004.