P.E.I. could be hit with snow, ice, rain and wind as storm approaches

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Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for all of P.E.I. saying a winter storm will likely bring a mix of snow, ice pellets and rain with strong winds Monday night into Tuesday.

The statement says the storm will approach the Maritimes from the west on Monday and precipitation is expected to begin as snow over the Island late Monday night and then become mixed or change to ice pellets before morning.

 Precipitation is expected to change to rain sometime Tuesday morning. Environment Canada says that the exact timing and location of the rain/snow boundary is impossible to determine this far in advance.

Strong east to southeasterly winds are expected to cross the province beginning early Tuesday morning, likely shifting to strong north to north easterlies later Tuesday night.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to weatherASPC@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #PEStorm.

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: P.E.I.

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Recent comments

  • Stan Hope
    December 13, 2015 - 15:10

    Islanders and the weather ... too funny.

  • Mike Mouse
    December 12, 2015 - 18:51

    Another the sky is falling?

    • Really?
      December 13, 2015 - 19:55

      God forbid they should report the weather without some backwoods halfwits crying about it. Feel free to drive around and travel all you like in the weather. You obviously know far better than Environment Canada what's going on.

  • townie2
    December 12, 2015 - 11:23

    at least last year it basically held off 'till February...... if you thought it was busy the last couple of weeks getting winter tires on wait until you see how busy they are Monday.

  • Regular Joe
    Regular Joe
    December 12, 2015 - 09:35

    Nice to hear ,but it is that time of the year ..lol. Only I wonder if there will be any salt and sand trucks available for this mess ,or are they still in saving salt & sand mode

    • don
      December 12, 2015 - 11:40

      best thing is to carry your own.lol

    • Lol
      December 12, 2015 - 23:25

      Yeh god forbid anyone exercise personal responsibility and slow down and adjust their driving to the road conditions.

    • Dug
      December 13, 2015 - 10:34

      Not to worry, Chasson said we are all geared up and ready to go...............that was the day before the last storm, lol.

    • Big D
      December 13, 2015 - 12:12

      At least there is some standardization to it now rather than Joe Blow dumping whatever amount of salt he feelt like. Or should I say dump it and then go home early on a Friday.