Canadians, particularly those in the east, should prepare for a bombardment of snow this week that will result fr oma rapidly building weather system in Florida.
Bloomberg reports that parts of Florida, including its capital of Tallahassee, already experienced snowfall earlier on Wednesday. Rob Carolan, a meteorologist for Hometown Forecast Services Inc., says winter storm warnings have been issued along the east coast up past Massachusetts.
As the storm moves north from Florida, it will drop as many as 30 cm of snow in Boston and similar amounts in eastern Canada. Weather experts are calling the approaching storm a "snow bomb" - a phenomenon that occurs when a system's central pressure drops at lightning speeds (24 millibars or more within 24 hours).
Environment Canada has issued warnings for New Brunswick and Nova Scotia for Thursday through Friday morning. While the heavy snowfall will offer these provinces a short break from the bone-chilling temperatures, it will receive over 40 cm of snow and gusts up to 130 km/h. Another blast of arctic air will swoop in later, bringing back those minus double-digits.