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Environment Canada issues a snowfall warning for Prince County for Wednesday

Weather Watch

Two days after the last storm and Environment Canada is warning Prince Edward Island residents to prepare for another blast of winter.

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for

Prince County.

“This is a warning that significant snowfall is expected in this region,” Environment Canada says.

 

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A low-pressure system approaching the Maritimes from the southwest will move across southern New Brunswick Wednesday evening.

Precipitation ahead of this system will begin as a mixture of freezing rain and snow late Wednesday morning.

By afternoon the precipitation will change to snow over Prince County and to a mixture of rain and snow elsewhere. Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 20 centimetres are expected over Prince County with lesser amounts else

where.

On Wednesday, Prince County can expect freezing rain to begin late in the morning then change to snow and local blowing snow early in the afternoon.

Snowfall amounts of 15 centimetres are expected.

Winds east 20 km/h gusting to 40 increasing to 50 gusting to 70 late in the morning. High zero.

That has prompted the Confederation Bridge to warn that restrictions may be necessary between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., where winds over the bridge could gust to 95 km/h.

On Wednesday night, periods of snow and local blowing snow will end in the evening then mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries, another 2 to 4 centimetres possible.

Winds will be southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light in the evening.

Low minus 5.

In Queens and Kings Counties, snow mixed with freezing rain will begin late Wednesday morning, then change to rain and then to snow mixed with rain late in the afternoon.

About 5 centimetres of snow is expected. Winds will be east 20 km/h gusting to 40 increasing to 50 gusting to 70 late in the morning.

High plus 1 is expected.

On Wednesday night, snow mixed with rain is expected to end in the evening then mainly cloudy with 60 per cent chance of flurries with another 2 to 4 centimetres of snow expected.

Winds will be southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light in the evening.

Low minus 2.

 

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Prince, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick Queens

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