Major snowstorm possible for P.E.I. on Saturday

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Environment Canada issues a special weather statement for the Island saying more than 20 to 30 centimetres of snow is possible with heavy winds

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P.E.I. residents need to prepare for what looks like a major winter storm that is expected to hit the province on Saturday.

The storm may still be three days away, but Environment Canada has already issued a special weather statement for the Island.

The national weather service says more than 20 to 30 centimetres of snow could fall on P.E.I. before the storm passes Sunday.

That snow will be combined with high winds creating blowing snow throughout the weekend.

“Forecast guidance is indicating that a low-pressure system near Cape Hatteras on Friday will deepen rapidly as it sweeps up the Atlantic coast to pass south of Nova Scotia on Saturday,” said an Environment Canada statement.

“This storm will give very strong northeasterlies to the region and periods of snow and blowing snow, spreading from west to east on Saturday and possibly persisting into early Sunday.”

It is still too early for good estimates of snowfall amounts, but more than 20 to 30 centimetres of snow are possible for parts of the Island. 

Strong northeast and north winds over the Gulf of St. Lawrence may also give higher than normal water levels, and will push pack ice into north to northeast facing shorelines. 

“The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.”

A second storm could be in the works for early next week.


Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: P.E.I., Cape Hatteras, Nova Scotia

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Recent comments

  • The Observer from Stratford
    February 06, 2013 - 21:34

    The problem with a bad storm on the weekend is that it is impossible to get any information about the actual conditions since CBC radio here is practically shut down and our local private radio stations are mostly on automatic pilot with nary a soul in the studio.

    February 06, 2013 - 21:15

    I agree with jason, it probably does have somthing to do with ghiz getting rid of me EI

  • LA
    February 06, 2013 - 19:39

    No, I'm pretty sure he was serious. Usually when they use the term "Ghizzy" they are already worked up into an irrational frenzy instead of debating like an adult.

  • From Away
    February 06, 2013 - 18:09

    News Flash Harper is sending the army to be on standby and clear 10 Friendly Lane in Cavendish

  • voter
    February 06, 2013 - 17:43

    Very well done Jason -- there are a lot of seemingly guilty people out there who are terribly over sensitive and explode when ghiz and pnp are mentioned in the same sentence - do they have something thats bothering them????????????

      February 06, 2013 - 21:33

      Yup, it's a conspiracy.............

  • YAWN
    February 06, 2013 - 17:41

    The PNP reference to every news or non news story is so old ... it's not even mildly entertaining.

  • Travel Woes
    February 06, 2013 - 17:39

    This storm will make it difficult for Mike Duffy to make it back from his job-only residence in Ontario to his primary residence in Cavendish.

    February 06, 2013 - 15:49

    Well Congrats JASON you are a bigger story than the storm WELL DONE SIR

    • Hilarious
      February 06, 2013 - 20:19

      Jason...You are a genius! Gawd, people dont have a sense of humour anymore!

  • Relax Folks
    February 06, 2013 - 15:41

    Am I the only one who took Jason's comments as a joke. Man we Islanders are touchy. For the ones who told Jason to get a job. It would have taken him the same amount of time to write up his comment as it took any of you to respond to it. So who needs to get a job here? Or better yet a life?

    • Well Said....."Relax Folks"
      February 06, 2013 - 16:25

      Well said, apparently some people have lost their sense of humor.

  • rob
    February 06, 2013 - 14:58

    Jason is way out of line. You can't blame a storm on Ghiz. Clearly it is Harper/Duffy's fault

    • TONY
      February 06, 2013 - 15:48

      You're wrong, it's completely Ghiz's fault

  • REALLY??
    February 06, 2013 - 14:40

    JASON - what in the name of god does a storm warning have to do with PNP issues....get a life or even better a job!!

    • Seriously?
      February 06, 2013 - 20:22

      Dear Really: REALLY?????? You need to get our more,.

  • Linda Shaw
    February 06, 2013 - 14:27

    I agree with TOO MUCH TIME about bringing politics into a snow storm. A storm is a storm is a storm. I for one can hardly wait....bring on the SNOW and lots of it...

    February 06, 2013 - 14:07

    Well Jason if you want to make totally stupid unrelated comparison's perhaps this is God paying us back for the idiots who slaughtered 50 nursing seals & their babies & nothing done about it ... I don't think God's happy over that one.

  • Wonder how many.
    February 06, 2013 - 13:51

    How many moronic comments will be posted here that have nothing to do with the storm but are just cheap little shots at Ghiz from the legions of the ignorant?

  • Wonder how many.
    February 06, 2013 - 13:42

    I wonder how many moronic comments there will be trying to relate this story to Ghiz.

  • oh come on
    February 06, 2013 - 13:42

    @jason... really ?? politics isn't related to the weather... get YOUR act together.... if you want to complain about politics then do it on an article related to the matter... sorry, i don't blame ghiz for the weather...

  • Louis
    February 06, 2013 - 13:41

    How does Premier Ghiz have anything to do with weather patterns? It is true that people will find any reason to complain about politics.

  • Too much TIME
    February 06, 2013 - 13:25

    Only someone who does work would bring politics into the can only be happy about the storm or sad about the storm. I am happy!!!

    • Jakolin
      February 06, 2013 - 14:57

      Well TOO MUCH TIME, I am like you, I love a good storm, the sad part is, it's on the weekend, not during the week, would be nice to have a storm day! Oh well, everyone batten down the hatches get your shopping done today or tomorrow because the stores will be crazy Friday and Saturday!!

  • Jason
    February 06, 2013 - 13:01

    Jeeze, this is probably god paying us back for all the PNP issues we've had this year. Ridiculous Ghizzy! Get your act together!

    • Sheep stack
      February 06, 2013 - 13:34

      While Premier Ghiz may arguably be to blame for many of the Island's current woes, it's stretching credulity somewhat to make him responsible for an impending storm.