Storm warning in effect for entire province

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The entire province will continue to be walloped with a mix of snow and freezing rain as well as blowing snow throughout tonight and tomorrow, says Environment Canada’s latest Forecast.

The 4 p.m. forecast issued Sunday, Feb. 17 continues the winter storm warning in effect for the entire province on Monday.

All three counties have seen much rain throughout Sunday, which has created some sloppy driving conditions.

In Charlottetown, the weather caused the cancellation of all outdoor Winterfun activities although indoor events were still held.

A section of Kent Street, where it merges with Kensington Road outside of Joe Ghiz Park, has been closed off because of flooding.

"We're going to have a skating rink there soon," said one resident.

Both Queens and Kings Counties have a forecast of rain changing to snow and blowing snow after midnight, however there is also a risk of freezing rain after midnight. Rainfall amounts are expected to be 5 to 10 mm, while snowfall accumulation will be 5 cm.

Winds are going about 30 km/h east with gusts to 50 km/h as of Sunday afternoon.

That will become 20 km/h southeast with gusts up to 40 km/h this evening before changing to 60km/h west with gusts up to 90 km/h overnight with a low of minus 3.

On Monday, Environment Canada is predicting heavy snow in the morning changing to flurries in the afternoon. Accumulation is expected to be about 10 cm, while winds going west at 60 km/h with gusts to 90 km/h will create blowing snow and whiteouts.

Flurries are expected to end near midnight, although there is a 40 per cent of them returning shortly after midnight.

For Prince County, Environment Canada has forecasted a mix of heavy snow and freezing rain to continue this evening.

The forecaster is also predicting blowing snow as winds go 60 km/h northeast with gusts up to 80 km/h. That is expected to change to 60 km/h northwest with gusts of up to 90 km/h overnight. Accumulation is expected to be approximately 15 cm, with 25 cm over the northern section of the county.

Flurries Monday morning will end near noon, followed by a mix of sun and cloud.  Accumulation is expected to be 2 to 4 cm.

Blowing snow is expected throughout the day, with northwest winds continuing to gust up to 90 km/h.

Winds will die down to 40 km/h northwest with gusts to 60 km/h near midnight.

The next issued forecast will be 5 a.m. Monday.

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Kent Street, Kensington Road Joe Ghiz Park Prince

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