Monday, March 4, 2024
Local Gardener

Attention, all gardeners! Special weather is on the horizon across Canada.

As weather warnings are issued on Wednesday for almost every province and territory across Canada, with storm systems bringing extensive, dense snowfall and extremely cold temperatures from the east to the south coast, all gardeners and farmers need to exercise caution.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Starting in the east, residents of much of Newfoundland and Labrador were warned to expect strong wind — even “wreckhouse wind”.

Nova Scotia

In Nova Scotia, the weather agency said strong winds that may cause damage were expected or occurring in much of the province, with gusts of up to 100 km/h and higher along exposed coastal areas. Rainfall warnings were issued for 14 regions, suggesting as much as 50 millimetres could fall.

Wind warnings, including a Les Suêtes wind warning in Inverness County – Mabou and north, are still present for much of the province. There is a winter storm warning for northern Inverness and Victoria Counties, where snow amounts of 15 to 20 cm are expected at the higher elevations of the Highlands.

New Brunswick

People in New Brunswick were advised that they might experience significant rainfall, potentially harmful winds, or even up to 25 centimeters of snow. winter storm and storm surge warnings(opens in a new tab) were still in place as of 5 p.m. in the Acadian Peninsula, Campbellton and Restigouche Country, and Bathurst and Chaleur Region.

Wind warnings are currently active for several regions, including Fundy National Park, Kent County, Kouchibouguac National Park, and Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick.


CTV News: A special weather statement is in effect for New Brunswick, cautioning of heavy snow, rain, and wind Thursday night into Friday.

P.E.I.

In P.E.I, wind warnings encompassing Kings, Prince, and Queens counties indicate the potential for building damage and power outages on Wednesday.

Quebec

Environment Canada has issued a series of alerts for parts of Quebec,and the Laurentians may experience a snowfall of up to 35 cm, and Quebec City could see an accumulation of up to 40 cm.

Southwest of Montreal, freezing rain warnings are in effect, anticipating 10 cm of snow and ice pellets.

Ontario

Specific areas along Lake Erie and Lake Ontario are now under special weather statements for Wednesday- the potential threat of strong winds leading to the displacement of objects and power outages.

The Source: instantweatherinc.com

Saskatchewan

Areas near the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border have been cautioned about intermittent heavy snow, a warning that extends into central Saskatchewan.

Manitoba

An Alberta clipper is forecasted to move through southern Manitoba on Wednesday and Thursday, bringing snow to the Red River Valley. While the expected snowfall may not reach warning levels, a prolonged period of continuous light snow could result in accumulations of up to 15cm over 36 hours in certain parts of the Red River Valley.

In the coming days, temperatures are expected to drop to minus 20 to minus 30 degrees Celsius.

The Source: CTV News

Alberta

As per the latest update from Environment Canada, a prolonged stretch of extremely cold temperatures and wind chills is beginning as a polar vortex moves southward.

Temperatures are anticipated to plummet to nearly -30°C on Wednesday night, accompanied by wind chills reaching -40°C. During the weekend, morning temperatures are expected to drop to -40°C, and with the wind, it will feel like -50°C.

British Columbia

The first Arctic intrusinon of the year in on the horizon Thursday night to Saturday afternoon in Metro Vancouver, Greater Victoria, Fraser Valley and Southern Gulf Islands. Arctic air combined with strong outflow windes gusting to 60km/h will generate wind chill values of inus 20 beginning on Thursday night.


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