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WEATHER: TUESDAY, JAN. 2: Nor’easter storm more probable Thursday

Environment Canada says computer long-range models are starting to all agree that a nor’easter storm is on its way to P.E.I. later this week.

It looks like a strong possibility that snow might start across P.E.I. Thursday afternoon with a changeover to rain possible in the eastern part of the province late Thursday night. Early snowfall estimates are looking at about 20 to 30 centimetres for most of the province.

“Potential impacts from this storm include possible power outages, deteriorating travel conditions or delays, and potential school disruptions,” says Environment Canada.

Northeasterly winds might strengthen with gusts near 90 km/h late Thursday afternoon. The winds could shift Thursday night to become strong southerly winds.

“Strong winds combined with snow will give poor visibilities in blowing snow during the storm,” says Environment Canada.

Water damage from storm surges may affect some coasts, it warns.

For today, the The Confederation Bridge is currently open to all traffic.

The Charlottetown Airport is showing all flights on time.

On P.E.I. today, early morning temperatures ranged from a high of –10.2 at East Point, to a low of -17.6 in Summerside.

WEATHER TODAY:

    Mix of sun and cloud with a medium chance of flurries.

    TEMPERATURE: Slowly rising from –16 up to –12 briefly by supper time.

    FEEL-LIKE, WIND-COOLING EFFECT: –29

    WIND: Becoming west, gusting to 50 this morning.

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LIVE STREAM of downtown Charlottetown to see weather conditions there, courtesy of the P.E.I. government and The Guild

 

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TONIGHT’S PREDICTIONS:

    A few clouds.

    TEMPERATURE: Around –17.

    WIND-CHILL, FEEL-LIKE TEMP.: –29

    WIND: Remaining west, gusting to 50.

TOMORROW’S FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY, JAN. 3:

    Mainly sunny.

    TEMPERATURE: Up to maybe –13.

    WIND-CHILL, FEEL-LIKE TEMP.: –27

    WIND: Becoming southeast, gusting to 40.

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First light – 6:43 a.m.

Civil twilight – 7:21

Official Sunrise – 7:55 a.m.

Official Sunset – 4:37 p.m.

Civil twilight ends – 5:12 p.m.

Last light – 5:50 p.m.

Moon – Moonrise today at 5:38 p.m., and moonset is tomorrow 9:02 a.m.

The official length of daylight today is 8 hours, 42 minutes.

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The highest temperature on record for Jan. 2 on P.E.I. is +10.6 set in 1979.

The lowest temperature on record for this date is –23.3 set in 1999.

For Jan. 2 on P.E.I., the average high is –2.4.

Average low for this date is -11.3.

The hot spot in Canada this morning was at Cumshewa Island, B.C. where it was +7.9.

The coldest spot anywhere in Canada early this morning was at both Parent and at Chamouchouane, Quebec where it was -38.4.

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Below is a live-stream camera view courtesy of Confederation Bridge to give a sense of weather conditions at that location.

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