What spring, Canada? Wintry weather still in store
Published Saturday, March 22, 2014 7:35PM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, March 22, 2014 10:21PM EDT
While Canadians in many parts of the country enjoy the long-awaited arrival of spring, others haven’t escaped the cold grip of wintry weather just yet.
Canadians in the Maritimes are being warned of yet another possible winter storm expected to hit the region later this week.
Environment Canada has issued special weather statements for areas across Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and P.E.I where forecasters expect a “very intense low pressure system” to bring strong winds and significant snowfall on Wednesday.
The weather agency says the heaviest snowfall is expected in the southeastern part of New Brunswick, while parts of Nova Scotia could see periods of rain in addition to snow.
Meanwhile, areas in Nunavut have been placed under a blizzard warning for Sunday morning.
Environment Canada warns of a cold front over regions of Arviat and Baker Lake that could bring winds as strong as 70 kilometres per hour, producing blowing snow and making ground visibility extremely poor.
Regions in southern Ontario including Algonquin, Petawawa and Pembroke were also under a special weather statement Saturday evening, with 2 to 5 centimetres of snow in the forecast.
Residents are being advised to monitor future forecasts as future warnings may be posted or extended.