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UPDATED WEATHER: Snowfall warning remains in place; Prince County under special statement

City Taxi driver Ali Baba clears some snow from the deck of the Charlottetown business Wednesday night. Much of the province saw significant snowfall throughout the afternoon and evening, with a snowfall warning in place for Kings and Queens County. Prince County saw a special weather statement.
City Taxi driver Ali Baba clears some snow from the deck of the Charlottetown business Wednesday night. Much of the province saw significant snowfall throughout the afternoon and evening, with a snowfall warning in place for Kings and Queens County. Prince County saw a special weather statement. - Mitch MacDonald

With much of the Island now covered in snow, a special weather statement remains in effect for Prince County, while Kings and Queens counties continued to be under a snowfall warning. 

A low pressure system southeast of Cape Cod is tracking northeastward near the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island tonight, to lie over Newfoundland on Thursday.

In Prince County, snow associated with the system will continue tonight and taper to flurries overnight. Snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 centimetres are expected. 

In Kings and Queens counties, snow awill continue tonight and taper to flurries early Thursday morning. Snowfall amounts of 15 to 20 centimetres are expected.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Both the RCMP and Environment Canada advise adjusting driving with changing road conditions.

Thursday should bring a time of light snowfall before the weather system moves off and the sun comes out for the afternoon.

Thursday is forecast begin with temperatures around 0 but it will fall to around -4 as the afternoon goes on.

Several arrivals and departures at the Charlottetown Airport were cancelled this evening. Check the web site for updates.

As of 7 p.m., traffic was running smoothly on the Confederation Bridge. 

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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:

    Snow at times heavy with a risk of freezing rain overnight. Snowfall amount 15 cm.

    TEMPERATURE: Rising to zero by morning

    WIND: Becoming east gusting to 50 this evening.

FORECAST FOR THURSDAY, JAN. 18:

    Light snow ending in the morning, then clearing. A risk of freezing rain early in the morning.

    TEMPERATURE: Falling to -4 in the afternoon.

    WIND: Becoming west, gusting to 40 in the morning.

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First light – 6:40 a.m.

Civil twilight – 7:17

Official Sunrise – 7:50 a.m.

Official Sunset – 4:55 p.m.

Civil twilight ends – 5:28 p.m.

Last light – 6:05 p.m.

Moon – A tiny sliver, of less than one percent of its total diameter, will rise at 8:02 a.m., and sets this afternoon at 5:38 p.m.

The official length of daylight today is 9 hours, 4 minutes.

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The highest temperature on record for Jan. 17 on P.E.I. is +10.0 set in 1959.

The lowest temperature on record for this date is –27.8 set in 1982.

For Jan. 17 on P.E.I., the average high is –3.5.

Average low for this date is -12.9.

The hot spot in Canada this morning was at both West Vancouver and Sechelt, B.C. where it was +9.6.

The coldest spot anywhere in Canada early this morning was at Eureka, Nunavut where it was -37.2.

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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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