UPDATE: Up to 30cm of snow possible Wednesday across P.E.I.

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Prince Edward Island residents may still be digging out from Sunday’s snowstorm but forecasters are already warning of another major snowstorm heading towards the province.

Environment Canada has issued winter storm warning for all three counties.

“Heavy snow and blowing snow Wednesday with amounts of 15 to 30 centimetres expected,” Environment Canada warns.


A low-pressure system will develop near Long Island this afternoon then track northeastward to lie over the Gulf of Maine Wednesday morning. It will then intensify as it tracks over southwestern Nova Scotia to lie near Cape Breton Island Wednesday evening.

Snow ahead of this system will begin over the Island by dawn Wednesday and continue all day before ending Wednesday evening.

Environment Canada says the snow will likely mix with rain in Kings County during the afternoon.

Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 30 centimetres are forecast over the Island by Wednesday evening.

The Island forecast is calling for snow at times heavy on Wednesday changing to a few flurries in the evening. Amount 20 to 30 cm.

Blowing snow in the afternoon and evening.

Wind east 20 km/h becoming northeast 40 gusting to 70 in the afternoon then northwest 50 gusting to 80 in the evening.

High minus 1.

A third storm is being tracked for Sunday.




Organizations: Holland College, Environment Canada, RCMP English School Board French Language School Board Maritime Electric

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island, Summerside, Kinkora Kensington École Évangéline-Abram-Village Burlington East Point

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Recent comments

  • Mom
    December 17, 2013 - 18:58

    The weather on pei can change in an instant. Lets be thankful for the weather men and women for the work they do. Also if you don't feel it's safe for your children to go to school keep them home. It must be a hard decision to open or close schools when roads are good in one area and then blustery in another. All we can do is make decisions that are best for our own families.

  • JoeJoe
    December 17, 2013 - 13:00

    The Public Works boys and girls will be happy... mucho overtime.. Wes needs more taxes to pay off the debt anyway. cheerio

  • Well..
    December 17, 2013 - 11:35

    The end is nigh!

  • Joe Blow II
    December 17, 2013 - 11:03

    to: "The Observer from Stratford" you've got to be joking. Do you think that it is an exact science to report the weather? They use current weather conditions and historical data along with very complicated modelling software to try and predict the weather...as more information comes in, the prediction changes to reflect that.

    • The Observer from Stratford
      December 17, 2013 - 13:46

      So they are really just guessing, aren't they?

    • not so bright
      December 17, 2013 - 16:24

      No. They are forecasting based on the information they have at the time. Weather changes. Get over it.

    • Andy
      December 17, 2013 - 17:52

      ''The Observer'' is nothing but a decrepit troll sitting under the bridge casting stones. Everyone move on. Nothing to see. Idiots will be idiots.

  • The Observer from Stratford
    December 17, 2013 - 09:25

    Explanation please. According to the weather people on Sunday, this event was supposed to be "not as bad" as what we experienced on on the weekend. Now it sounds like it will be worse. Do these guys really know what they're doing?

    December 17, 2013 - 09:01

    OMG!! It's the Americans and weather control!!! It's a great big conspiracy!! OMG.. OMG.. Oh My God.......

  • Ed
    December 17, 2013 - 06:52

    I'm starting to think all this talk about global warming is a "load of crap". So much for "the Greenhouse Effect". This is more like the Greenland Effect"

    • Euphemism Confusion
      December 17, 2013 - 16:08

      Ed, for the record, only the uninformed or a few media types called it global warming - scientists call it climate change. Saying it's global warming is like saying we live on a ball. And, to deny climate change is caused by emissions is like denying we live on a sphere.

  • The Real Joe Blow
    December 17, 2013 - 05:40

    It's obvious that someone should have spent more time in school.

  • don
    December 16, 2013 - 22:48

    well we all know that the school board will open schools for 90 min then close them. as you know they are smarter then police,doh, everyone the safety of our kids means nothing but they have to get that day in school on the books.

    • huh
      December 17, 2013 - 20:41

      you think? When the weather is poor, schools are closed quickly, usually without hesitation. How do you take one example and make a general statement like that?