Environment Canada has issued winter storm watch for P.E.I

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Heavy rain in Charlottetown has turned into freezing rain and will change to flurries by Sunday.

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for all of P.E.I.

Snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 centimetres combined with strong winds giving near-zero visibilities in blowing snow are expected across the province.

 

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

 

A rapidly intensifying low pressure system currently south of the Maritimes will cross Nova Scotia this evening. The low will then move slowly northeastward to lie over the Gulf of St Lawrence Monday morning before moving into Newfoundland Monday evening.

 

Flurries mixed with freezing rain will change over to rain near noon today before changing back over to snow tonight. Snow..Heavy at times..Possibly mixed with ice pellets or freezing rain beginning this evening. Elsewhere, rain will change over to snow near midnight tonight with the heaviest snow falling Monday morning.

 

Rainfall amounts up to 20 millimetres is expected by this evening. Rain will change back to snow tonight with an additional 15 to 25 centimetres of snow expected by Monday afternoon along with strong west to northwest winds and blowing snow giving periods of near-zero visibilities.

 

Also this evening ice pressure form strong northerly winds and higher than normal water levels may cause ice to push in and raft along the North Coast of the island.

The following is the complete Island forecast.

Today

Freezing rain changing to rain near noon. Rainfall amount 20 mm. Wind east 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming southeast 40 gusting to 60 this afternoon. High plus 4.

Tonight

Rain showers changing to snow near midnight. Rainfall amount 2 to 4 mm. Snowfall amount 5 cm. Blowing snow overnight. Wind southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming northeast 30 gusting to 50 this evening then west 60 gusting to 90 overnight. Low minus 3.

Monday

Snow at times heavy changing to flurries in the afternoon. Amount 10 cm. Blowing snow. Wind west 60 km/h gusting to 90 diminishing to 40 gusting to 70 in the afternoon. High minus 1.

Tuesday

Sunny. Windy. Low minus 5. High plus 1.

Wednesday

Flurries or rain showers. Windy. Low minus 4. High plus 2.

Thursday

Cloudy. Low minus 7. High plus 1.

Friday

Cloudy. Low minus 6. High minus 3.

Saturday

Cloudy. Low minus 8. High minus 5.

 

Charlottetown: Issued 11:00 AM AST Sunday 17 February 2013

 

 

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: P.E.I., Nova Scotia, Newfoundland North Coast Charlottetown

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  • The Observer from Stratford
    February 17, 2013 - 14:09

    Always nice to get an "early" warning!