Average Colchester County snowfall around 20 centimetres

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TRURO - On average, areas of Colchester County received about 20 centimetres of snow during Sunday's storm.

According to Environment Canada, the unmanned observation site in Upper Stewiacke registered 11 centimetres of snow and two millimetres of rain.

An unmanned site in Debert registered 13 centimetres of snow. Unmanned observation sites numbers are estimated from liquid precipitation and or snow depth measurements.

The low pressure system brought the first major snowstorm of the season to the province, with heavy snow, strong winds and poor visibility. The centre of the storm brought ice pellets before changing to rain.

Volunteer observation sites are located in both Crowes Mills and Bible Hill, with Crowes Mills showing 19 centimetres of snow. The Bible Hill site registered 21 centimetres.

Throughout the province, winds gusted to 174 kilometres per hour, with the highest being in Grand Etang. Brier Island winds were registered at 119 kilometres per hour, followed by 111 at Beaver Island.

Monday's forecast includes a few flurries ending this afternoon, totally about two centimetres. Wind becoming west 20 kilometres per hour, gusting to 40 this morning.

The temperature at 8 a.m. in Debert was -4, and temperatures are expected to fall to -6 this afternoon.

Monday night has a 60 per cent chance of flurries with a low of -14.


Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Debert, Colchester County, Upper Stewiacke Grand Etang Brier Island Beaver Island

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