Islanders spend first day of spring perparing for possible snowstorm

Special weather statement predicting up to 20 cm of snow, freezing rain for Monday

Published on March 19, 2016

While Sunday is the first official day of spring, Islanders will likely be preparing for another round of snowy weather forecasted for early this week.


As of early Sunday morning, a special weather statement remained in place for all three P.E.I. counties with a forecast for snow and freezing rain on Monday.


The Environment Canada forecast states a low pressure system developing over the U.S. deep south will move up the Eastern Seaboard and deepen as it crosses Nova Scotia on Monday.

 Heavy snow with amounts up to 20 centimetres may fall over the western half of P.E.I. on Monday and snow will change to freezing rain and ice pellets and then to rain over eastern sections.


Special weather statements are also in place for New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

 A slight change in the track of the low could change this prognosis. As more information is gathered, warnings may be posted by the weather office throughout today.

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