Environment Canada continues blizzard warning for all of P.E.I

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Musicians head to the Confederation Centre for a rehearsal Saturday during height of storm.

Environment Canada has continued its blizzard warning for all of Prince Edward Island and there will also be eavy snowfall and blowing snow tonight.

This is a warning that blizzard conditions with near-zero visibilities are occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions - listen for updated statements.

An intense low pressure system south of Nova Scotia will continue moving east tonight.

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

Total snowfall amounts of 20 to 30 centimetres are expected across the province by the time the snow ends Sunday morning.

Strong northeasterlies over the Gulf of St Lawrence will also give higher than normal water levels along Northumberland Strait tonight. 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 giving some ice pile up. There is a risk of some coastal flooding due to the elevated water levels especially around high tide tonight.

The following is the five day forecast.

Tonight

Periods of snow. Snow at times mixed with freezing rain early this evening. Snowfall amount 10 cm. Blowing snow. Wind northeast 50 km/h gusting to 80 becoming northwest 50 gusting to 80 overnight. Low minus 10.

Sunday

Periods of snow ending in the morning then clearing. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Local blowing snow. Wind northwest 50 km/h gusting to 80 diminishing to 30 gusting to 50 late in the afternoon. High minus 7.

Sunday night

Clear. Local blowing snow in the evening. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light near midnight. Low minus 12.

Monday

Sunny. 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 4:00 PM AST Saturday 9 February 2013

 

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: P.E.I., Charlottetown

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  • ScottPEI
    February 12, 2013 - 09:36

    this just showed up on my RSS feed - although the story is dated Feb. 9th. What up?