March 19, 2013 2:36 am

Forecast for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada

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Forecasts for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 adt Tuesday 19 March 2013.

Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County – east of Porters Lake: Today, a mix of sun and cloud. High -2. UV index 4 or moderate. Tonight, cloudy. Snow at times heavy beginning late this evening. Snow mixed with ice pellets overnight. Snow and ice pellet amount 15 cm. Local blowing snow overnight. Wind becoming east 20 km-h this evening then increasing to 40 gusting to 60 after midnight. Low -4. Wednesday, snow and local blowing snow changing to rain showers and flurries near noon and then changing to a few flurries late in the afternoon and ending in the evening then partly cloudy. Snowfall amount 5 cm. Wind east 40 km-h gusting to 60 becoming southwest 30 gusting to 50 late in the morning. High plus 2.

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Lunenburg County, Queens County: Today, cloudy. Wind becoming east 20 km-h this afternoon. High -1. Tonight, cloudy. Snow at times heavy beginning this evening. Snow mixed with ice pellets overnight. Risk of freezing rain overnight. Snow and ice pellet amount 15 cm. Local blowing snow. Wind east 20 km-h increasing to 40 gusting to 60 this evening. Low -4. Wednesday, flurries becoming mixed with rain showers late in the morning and ending early in the evening then cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Snowfall amount 2 to 4 cm. Local blowing snow early in the morning. Wind southeast 30 km-h gusting to 50 becoming southwest 30 gusting to 50 in the morning. High plus 3 with temperature falling to -1 in the afternoon.

Shelburne County, Yarmouth County: Today, cloudy. Periods of light snow beginning near noon. Wind east 30 km-h gusting to 50. High -2. Tonight, periods of snow mixed with ice pellets. Risk of freezing rain late this evening and overnight. Snow and ice pellet amount 10 cm. Local blowing snow this evening and after midnight. Wind east 40 km-h gusting to 70. Temperature rising to plus 1 by morning. Wednesday, periods of snow mixed with rain ending in the morning then cloudy and 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries changing to 60 percent chance of flurries in the afternoon. Wind southeast 30 km-h gusting to 50 becoming west 40 gusting to 70 late in the morning then diminishing to 20 gusting to 40 late in the evening. High plus 3 with temperature falling to -1 in the afternoon.

Digby County, Annapolis County, Kings County: Today, overcast. High -1. Tonight, cloudy. Snow at times heavy beginning this evening. Snow mixed with ice pellets late this evening and after midnight. Snow and ice pellet amount 15 cm. Local blowing snow overnight. Wind becoming east 30 km-h gusting to 50 this evening. Low -4. Wednesday, flurries becoming mixed with rain showers late in the morning and ending early in the evening then cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Snowfall amount 2 to 4 cm. Local blowing snow early in the morning. Wind southeast 30 km-h gusting to 50 becoming west 30 gusting to 50 in the afternoon. High plus 3 with temperature falling to -1 in the afternoon.

Hants County, Colchester County – Truro and south, Colchester County – Cobequid Bay, Cumberland County – Minas Shore, Cumberland County North and Cobequid Pass, Colchester County North: Today, a mix of sun and cloud. High -1. UV index 3 or moderate. Tonight, cloudy. Snow at times heavy beginning after midnight. Amount 5 to 10 cm. Wind becoming east 20 km-h late this evening. Low -8. Wednesday, snow at times heavy changing to rain showers or flurries late in the morning and ending early in the evening then cloudy. Snowfall amount 5 to 10 cm. Local blowing snow in the morning. Wind east 30 km-h gusting to 50 becoming southwest 30 gusting to 50 late in the afternoon. High plus 3.

Pictou County, Antigonish County, Guysborough County: Today, a mix of sun and cloud. High -3. UV index 4 or moderate. Tonight, partly cloudy. Becoming cloudy near midnight then snow. Wind becoming east 30 km-h after midnight. Low -9 with temperature rising to -4 by morning. Wednesday, snow at times heavy ending in the afternoon then cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. Snowfall amount 10 to 15 cm. Local blowing snow in the morning. Wind east 40 km-h gusting to 60 becoming south 30 gusting to 50 in the afternoon. High plus 3.

Sydney Metro and Cape Breton County, Richmond County, Inverness County – south of Mabou, Victoria County: Today, a mix of sun and cloud. Wind northwest 20 km-h becoming light this afternoon. High -3. UV index 4 or moderate. Tonight, a few clouds. Low -7. Wednesday, increasing cloudiness. Snow beginning in the morning then changing to rain showers or flurries late in the afternoon. Snowfall amount 10 cm. Local blowing snow in the afternoon. Wind becoming southeast 40 km-h gusting to 70 late in the morning then southwest 30 gusting to 50 in the evening. High plus 3.

Inverness County – Mabou and north: Today, mainly cloudy. Wind northwest 20 km-h becoming light this afternoon. High -5. UV index 3 or moderate. Tonight, clearing early this evening. Increasing cloudiness before morning. Temperature steady near -6. Wednesday, cloudy. Snow mixed with ice pellets beginning in the morning then changing to rain showers or flurries late in the afternoon. Snow and ice pellet amount 5 to 10 cm. Wind becoming east 20 km-h gusting to 40 then southeast 40 gusting to 60 except gusting to 110 from Margaree Harbour to Bay St. Lawrence late in the morning and in the afternoon. High plus 4.

Prince County P.E.I.: Today, a mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming northeast 20 km-h this afternoon. High -4. UV index 4 or moderate. Tonight, cloudy. Snow at times heavy beginning before morning. Wind east 20 km-h gusting to 40. Low -8. Wednesday, snow at times heavy ending in the afternoon then cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Amount 15 cm. Local blowing snow in the morning and early in the afternoon. Wind east 20 km-h gusting to 40 increasing to 40 gusting to 60 in the morning then becoming southwest 30 gusting to 50 late in the afternoon. High plus 1.

Queens County P.E.I., Kings County P.E.I.: Today, a mix of sun and cloud. High -6. UV index 4 or moderate. Tonight, increasing cloudiness. Snow at times heavy beginning before morning. Wind becoming east 20 km-h after midnight. Low -9. Wednesday, snow at times heavy changing to rain showers or flurries in the afternoon and ending in the evening then cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Snowfall amount 10 to 15 cm. Local blowing snow in the morning. Wind east 30 km-h gusting to 50 becoming southwest 30 gusting to 50 in the afternoon. High plus 3.

Saint John and County, Fundy National Park: Today, overcast. Wind becoming east 20 km-h this afternoon. High -2. Tonight, cloudy. Snow at times heavy and local blowing snow beginning this evening. Amount 15 cm. Wind northeast 30 km-h gusting to 50. Low -7. Wednesday, snow at times heavy changing to a few flurries in the afternoon. Amount 5 cm. Local blowing snow. Wind northeast 30 km-h gusting to 50 becoming west 30 gusting to 50 early in the evening. High -1.

Sussex – Kennebecasis Valley and Kings County, Fredericton and Southern York County, Oromocto and Sunbury County, Grand Lake and Queens County: Today, overcast. High -2. Tonight, cloudy. Snow at times heavy beginning this evening. Amount 10 cm. Local blowing snow overnight. Wind becoming northeast 30 km-h this evening. Low -8. Wednesday, snow at times heavy and local blowing snow changing to a few flurries in the afternoon and ending in the evening then cloudy. Amount 10 cm. Wind northeast 30 km-h becoming northwest 20 in the afternoon. High -1.

Grand Manan and Coastal Charlotte County, St. Stephen and Northern Charlotte County: Today, cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries late this afternoon. Wind becoming east 20 km-h this afternoon. High -3. Tonight, snow at times heavy and local blowing snow. Amount 15 cm. Wind northeast 30 km-h gusting to 50. Low -8. Wednesday, snow at times heavy ending early in the afternoon then cloudy. Amount 5 cm. Local blowing snow. Wind northeast 30 km-h gusting to 50 becoming northwest 30 gusting to 50 in the afternoon. High 0.

Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick, Kent County, Kouchibouguac National Park: Today, increasing cloudiness early this afternoon. Wind becoming northeast 20 km-h late this afternoon. High -4. UV index 3 or moderate. Tonight, cloudy. Periods of snow beginning overnight. Amount 5 cm. Wind northeast 20 km-h. Low -9. Wednesday, snow at times heavy changing to a few flurries late in the afternoon. Amount 10 to 15 cm. Local blowing snow. Wind northeast 30 km-h gusting to 50 becoming west 20 gusting to 40 late in the afternoon. High 0.

Stanley – Doaktown – Blackville Area, Woodstock and Carleton County: Today, overcast. High -4. Tonight, cloudy. Periods of snow beginning this evening. Amount 5 to 10 cm. Wind becoming northeast 20 km-h late this evening. Low -9. Wednesday, periods of snow ending early in the evening then cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Amount 5 to 10 cm. Wind northeast 20 km-h becoming northwest 20 in the afternoon. High -2.

Miramichi and area, Mount Carleton – Renous Highway, Campbellton and eastern half of Restigouche County, Bathurst and Chaleur Region: Today, increasing cloudiness early this afternoon. High -5. UV index 4 or moderate. Tonight, cloudy. Periods of snow beginning overnight. Amount 2 cm. Low -9. Wednesday, periods of snow and local blowing snow. Amount 10 cm. Wind northeast 20 km-h gusting to 40 becoming northwest 20 in the evening. High -2.

Grand Falls and Victoria County, Edmundston and Madawaska County, western half of Restigouche County: Today, cloudy. High -5. Tonight, cloudy. Periods of snow beginning late this evening. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind becoming northeast 20 km-h after midnight. Low -10. Wednesday, periods of snow. Amount 5 cm. Wind northeast 20 km-h becoming light early in the afternoon. High -4.

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