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Winter storm warnings issued for New Brunswick


3:41 PM AST Tuesday 08 January 2019 Winter storm warning in effect for:

Hazardous winter conditions are expected. Heavy snowfall expected tonight, Wednesday and Wednesday night. Snow combined with very strong easterly winds Wednesday afternoon and evening will give extensive blowing and drifting snow.

A low pressure system approaching from the west will move toward the region on Wednesday then slowly track across New Brunswick Wednesday night. Periods of snow well ahead of this system tonight will gradually increase in intensity on Wednesday as the system approaches. Accumulating snow will continue Wednesday night into Thursday morning as this slow moving system tracks across the province. In addition, very strong easterly winds gusting up to 80 km/h are expected to develop Wednesday afternoon and persist into the evening before diminishing overnight. These winds will combine with the snow to give poor visibility on blowing snow and could lead to isolated power outages. Also these high winds will give elevated water levels along coastal regions during high tide Wednesday night.

Total snowfall accumulations through Thursday morning of 25 to 40 cm are expected.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays. Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.

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