Blizzard warning for all of P.E.I continued

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Thesse cars are not going anywhere at least until Sunday when the storm is expected to begin dying down.

Environment Canada has continued the blizzard warning for all of Prince Edward Island and there will also be heavy snow for the rest of today and tonight.

A low pressure system will intensify as it slowly passes south of Nova Scotia today and tonight.

Meanwhile, RCMP are advising motorist to stay off of all Island roads if possible.  Conditions are deteriorating and with the expected high winds, and more snow, conditions are not expected to improve any time soon.

 

The weather system will give heavy snow, very strong northeast winds gusting to 80 km/h and blowing snow to Prince Edward Island today and these blizzard conditions will persist until Sunday morning.

 

Total snowfall amounts of 20 to 30 centimetres are expected across the province by dawn Sunday.

 

Strong northeasterlies over the Gulf of St Lawrence will also give higher than normal water levels along Northumberland Strait later today into Sunday. The Southern Gulf of St Lawrence and Northumberland Strait are mainly ice covered and these strong winds will push pack ice into north to northeast facing shorelines. There is a risk of some coastal flooding due to the elevated water levels especially around high tide tonight.

Police tell motorists to stay off the roads

Here is the five day forcast

Today

Snow at times heavy. Amount 20 cm. Local blowing snow early this morning. Blowing snow. Wind northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 increasing to 50 gusting to 80 this morning. High minus 7.

Tonight

Periods of snow and blowing snow. Amount 5 to 10 cm. Wind north 50 km/h gusting to 80. Low minus 10.

Sunday

Periods of snow ending in the morning then clearing. Blowing snow. Wind north 50 km/h gusting to 80 becoming northwest 40 gusting to 70 in the afternoon. High minus 7.

Monday

Sunny. Low minus 12. High minus 1.

Tuesday

Showers. Low minus 2. High plus 5.

Wednesday

Cloudy. Low minus 4. High minus 2.

Thursday

Cloudy. Low minus 9. High minus 4.

Friday

Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 6. High minus 2.

 

Charlottetown: Issued 5:00 AM AST Saturday 9 February 2013

 

Organizations: Environment Canada, RCMP

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Charlottetown

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  • unowho
    February 09, 2013 - 12:33

    Agree with Don .Stores should be closed .I would imagine if people wanted anything they would have picked it up Thur. or Fri. Just risking peoples lives by having stores open. With the amount of people in stores today=no profit when u take in account wages lights heat etc. Just does' t make sense.

  • shannon
    February 09, 2013 - 11:00

    where is this?? it looks so familiar

  • don
    February 09, 2013 - 10:51

    i think the store owners are very dumb to even think of opening today to me the life of the staff is more important then a few bucks in profit. but i see the drunk stores maybe opening for tonight but that is life and death they have to get more drunks on the roads. and to think when the RCMP and plows are telling people to STAY off the roads the stores open. how sick when profit means more then a life.

    • Stay off the roads
      February 09, 2013 - 12:27

      Just because the liquor stores are open tonight doesn't mean their is going to be drunks on the road. Who is going to want to go outside today especially considering their is not much open.