Prince Edward Island dumped on this month

Jim Day
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Sidewalks in many areas of Charlottetown are still blocked with snow and ice so merchants have to clear them.

Snowfall well above average for December

Winter got a good head start on P.E.I. before the season officially arrived Saturday.

The snow has been falling — and accumulating — to a far greater extent than normal for December.

Environment Canada meteorologist Linda Libby says 107.2 cm has been measured this month at the Charlottetown Airport up until early Monday morning.

That is well above the 65.6 cm average snowfall for the entire month of December.

The forecast calls for another 10 to 15 cm falling over the remainder of the month, not nearly enough to reach the record snowfall for December of 230.1 cm recorded in 1970 at the Charlottetown Airport.

Libby says the one-day snowfall record in December on P.E.I. came in 2004 when 49.7 cm fell.

The heaviest daily snowfall this December came Sunday with 27 cm measured at the Charlottetown Airport.

While plenty of snow has already come down to guarantee a white Christmas in P.E.I., light flurries are forecast for good measure for Queens County on Christmas Day while Prince County could get another 10 cm of snow dumped its way, says Libby.

Organizations: Charlottetown Airport

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island, Queens, Prince

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Recent comments

  • Piet Hein
    December 24, 2013 - 13:06

    Brenda, I was going to mention that Environment Canada uses airports for a lot of their weather data because airports have the equipment and staff to make the readings. Also, the many other Guardian stories on the recent weather report on the Prince and Kings Counties. Some called you petty, but I would call you a petty troll.

  • candrayo
    December 24, 2013 - 11:45

    @Brenda….Thanks for the lesson in pettiness today! I was going to critique you for critiquing this article and calling it petty. Then I realized I was being petty. Thanks for teaching me something today!

  • Brenda
    December 24, 2013 - 08:05

    What about the rest of the Island ? How much snow did Tignish ,Summerside, Souris,and Montague get.? You did write Prince Edward Island.