Schools closed across P.E.I. in advance of winter storm

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Mixed winter weather to hit province today

All schools in the English and French language boards on P.E.I. are closed today in advance of a winter storm expected to affect the province later this morning.

A heavy snowfall warning is in effect for Prince County where as much as 15 to 20 cms. of snow is expected today.

Queens and KIngs counties should see snow, freezing rain and then rain.

Holland College campuses in Summerside and West Prince are closed for the day.

The storm is expected to bring a mixed bag of precipitation to the province beginning mid to late morning today.

 

PRINCE COUNTY

Snowfall warning in effect.

Today

Becoming cloudy this morning. Freezing rain or rain beginning late this morning then changing to snow this afternoon. Snowfall amount 15 cm. Local blowing snow this afternoon. Wind east 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming southeast 40 gusting to 70 early this afternoon. High zero.

 

Tonight

Snow and local blowing snow ending this evening then cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind east 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light near midnight. Low minus 3.

 

Thursday

Cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries late in the morning and early afternoon. Flurries beginning in the afternoon. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Local blowing snow late in the afternoon and in the evening. Wind northeast 20 km/h increasing to 40 gusting to 60 in the afternoon then becoming north 50 gusting to 70 in the evening. High zero.

 

QUEENS, KING COUNTIES

Today

Becoming cloudy this morning. Freezing rain or rain beginning late this morning then changing to rain then changing to snow mixed with rain late this afternoon. Wind east 20 km/h gusting to 40 increasing to 40 gusting to 60 early this afternoon. High plus 1.

 

Tonight

Snow mixed with rain ending near midnight then mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Snowfall amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind east 40 km/h gusting to 60 diminishing to 20 gusting to 40 this evening then becoming light near midnight. Low minus 5.

 

Thursday

Mainly cloudy. Flurries beginning in the afternoon. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind becoming northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 late in the afternoon then north 50 gusting to 70 in the evening. High plus 1.

 

 

 

 

Organizations: Holland College

Geographic location: P.E.I., Prince, KIngs Summerside West Prince

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  • That Guy From PEI
    February 20, 2013 - 21:10

    @R MacD R MacD is only upset because they had only found out about the storm this morning at 6:30. They had not planned on getting a babysitter and instead of blaming oneself, they need to blame the school board. Some people need to plan a little more, that's all!

  • Really
    February 20, 2013 - 14:39

    I'm for our children being safe.......they'll make up the fime in homework. I'd rather know that no children will end up in the ditch then split hairs over should we or shouldn't we close .... just incase we annoy someone.

  • Mr. O
    February 20, 2013 - 14:22

    Yes R Macd, why not have a half a day of productive education. Our national testing results have us amongst the lowest in the nation, I guess another missed day will hurt so much, or that half-day of literacy and numeracy wouldn't elevate bast Nunavut in the standings. Used to hear a lot from Mr. Currie and his summit group about how much they were doing for education for the future on the Island...not hearing so much from Ed the Eagle, Al MacIssac does he even publicly speak? So I guess we should feel bad for the students losing another day of education to our Canadian counterparts, but alos those hard-working teachers, because they couldn't get in today, I am sure this will add another late night of planning and correcting, or maybe even another Saturday spent correcting papers, or gosh darn, I bet a few will give up a day on the fast-approaching March Break without pay to make the education of our children still slighty below average on the Cnadaian scale. Safe driving in the rain folks!

  • R MacD
    February 20, 2013 - 13:37

    Scratch that last statement... they could have had a FULL day of school.. Worst. Storm. Ever. Thanks for the "smart" effort

  • School Board Can't Win
    February 20, 2013 - 12:55

    We have had freezing rain in Summerside and it has been predicted for all the Island! Do you remember when we had freezing rain a few weeks ago and the kids were stuck at school because of dangerous icy roads? Do you think the bus drivers should be driving children in that?! Give your head a shake! Good call for all those involved in the decision to close ALL schools today!

  • countryboy
    February 20, 2013 - 12:37

    Not everyone lives in Charlottetown

    • Country Gal
      February 21, 2013 - 13:13

      Most buses are driving kids on "country roads"! It did end up to be a not such a nice day ummm in the country!

  • Peiguy
    February 20, 2013 - 10:38

    I'm all for decision making that works in the best interests of our children and protects them now and into the future. Too bad the financial decision makers of our province are not so inclined to achieve the same goal.

  • R MacD
    February 20, 2013 - 09:30

    This is absolutely absurd, Cancelled due to pending weather.. it is sunny outside in Stratford and Charlottetown. they could have had at least a half day of school.

    • Concerned Parent
      February 20, 2013 - 12:52

      @R MACD.... And if the freezing rain started within 1/2 hour of our children getting to school (and admit it, it is P.E.I., weather changes every minute!!!) - would you have been happy having your child out in that (or on a bus). Kudos to our School Board/Dept. of Education for calling this one perfectly!

    • Chim
      February 20, 2013 - 14:19

      Its freezing rain and windy out. If they had school for half the day they would have to walk in this. So that is the why they closed all day. duh.