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WEATHER: TUESDAY, JAN. 16: Snow covered roads, cold wind

Weather - Flurries predicted for today
Flurries predicted for today - ©THE GUARDIAN

Environment Canada is forecasting occasional flurries all day today, with cold north winds.

Early this morning, windchill, feel-like temperatures ranged from -10C to -14.

Against the usual weather trend, the temperature is expected to fall through the daylight hours, like it did yesterday.

Looking long range, P.E.I. could see temperatures above 0 Thursday and again on Saturday.

Next door in Cape Breton, some schools are closed, flights are delayed in Halifax and there is a few power outages as the snow has been heavier overnight in Nova Scotia.

For today, the Confederation Bridge currently open to all traffic with no warnings.

The Charlottetown Airport is showing all but one flight on time. The exception is Air Canada #7519 that is facing a more than two hour delay. It was set to leave Charlottetown for Toronto at 12:25 p.m. but is now scheduled for 2:50 p.m.

On P.E.I. today, early morning temperatures ranged from a high of -1.8 at East Point, to a low of -5.8 in Maple Plains.

WEATHER TODAY:

    Mainly cloudy with a good chance of flurries. Amount around 2 centimetres.

    TEMPERATURE: -3 with temperature falling to -6 this afternoon

    WIND: North gusting to 40, becoming northwest this afternoon.

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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:

    Partly cloudy with lower chance of flurries.

    TEMPERATURE: -7

    WIND: Calm, to light.

TOMORROW’S FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16:

    Cloudy, with a few flurries beginning early in the afternoon.

    TEMPERATURE: -4

    WIND: Southeast, rising from calm to gusts to 40 by evening.

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First light – 6:40 a.m.

Civil twilight – 7:17

Official Sunrise – 7:51 a.m.

Official Sunset – 4:53 p.m.

Civil twilight ends – 5:27 p.m.

Last light – 6:04 p.m.

Moon – Rises this morning at 7:21 a.m., and sets this afternoon at 4:43 p.m. but we won’t see it. The new moon happens at 10:18 p.m. tonight.

The official length of daylight today is 9 hours, 2 minutes.

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The highest temperature on record for Jan. 16 on P.E.I. is +10.0 set in 1959.

The lowest temperature on record for this date is –25.9 set in 1994.

For Jan. 16 on P.E.I., the average high is –3.5.

Average low for this date is -12.8.

The hot spot in Canada this morning was at Sheringham Point, B.C. where it was +13.0.

The coldest spot anywhere in Canada early this morning was at Lac Benoit, Que. where it was -37.7.

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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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