Winter storm warning issued for Prince County

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Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for Prince County, but so far no warnings have been issued for Queens and Kings Counties.

Snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 centimetres combined with strong winds giving near-zero visibilities in blowing snow on Sunday.

 

This is a warning that dangerous winter weather conditions are expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions - listen for updated statements.

 

A low pressure system will develop off the East Coast of Cape Hatteras later today and is forecast to intensify rapidly as it tracks northeastward tonight and Sunday to lie over Eastern Mainland Nova Scotia Sunday evening.

 

Snow is expected to begin near midnight tonight ahead of the low and change over to rain Sunday morning before changing back over to snow late in the day for most of Prince Edward Island. Snow..Heavy at times..Possibly mixed with ice pellets or freezing rain will affect northwestern portions of the province late Sunday afternoon. Additionally there is a risk of freezing rain province wide Sunday morning.

 

At this time around 5 centimetres of snow is expected overnight tonight followed by up to 20 millimetres of rain on Sunday. Western sections of the province may then see an additional 15 to 25 centimetres of snow with strong northeast winds and blowing snow giving periods of near-zero visibilities. Note that with these very intense systems even a slight change in the storm's track can significantly affect rain/snow boundaries as well as the amount of precipitation received.

 

Very strong north to northeast winds will develop during the day Sunday and may approach warning criteria in some areas on Monday behind the storm.

 

 

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Kings, Prince, East Coast Cape Hatteras Prince Edward Island

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