As we continue to watch the monster of a system approaching for Wednesday, things continue to look worse and worse.
All winter, models would predict a storm well in advance of the actual time-frame, but we wouldn't know for sure what is happening until the day before the storm hits. That is what makes this storm a scary one to forecast.
Models have consistently agreed on a full-out blizzard from an intense Nor'Easter affecting the Maritimes on Wednesday. This has been the consensus for the past 4 days, which is highly unusual for weather models in the winter. All winter, models fluctuated, disagreed, and flat-out failed at forecasting a storm; but this time all 3 major models are agreeing and they are all painting a horrifying picture for the Maritimes on Wednesday.
This storm continues to surprise many senior and amateur meteorologists as being really intense.
CBC meteorologist Peter Coade says the storm could be "crippling," and might bring as much as 40 or 50 centimetres of snow.
He said when he looks at his charts it reminds him of White Juan, the enormous blizzard that swept across Atlantic Canada in 2004 and dropped a metre of snow in some areas. This isn't a good picture to be reminded of when thinking of winter storms.
Currently, I believe Peter is correct with snowfall amounts being between 40 and 50 centimetres, possibly even more should this storm strengthen even more. Winds will be of hurricane force, which means sustained winds and gusts higher than 120km/h, especially across Nova Scotia.
Power outages are likely across most of the Maritimes on Wednesday as the system moves in and the system continues to strengthen.
There isn't much more to say except: batten down the hatches, take out your emergency supplies (or buy some if you need it) and be ready for a monster of a storm on Wednesday. This looks to be the storm of the year for us, here in the Maritimes."
Nor’Easter to barrel into Maritimes on Wednesday
12:00PM – Sunday, March 23: As we continue to watch the monster of a system approaching for Wednesday, things continue to look worse and worse. All winter, models would predict a storm well in…