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Snow squall watch issued for Kings County

In this Guardian file photo, Stephanie Howatt of Charlottetown makes her way back to work after lunch on a miserable day that saw Environment Canada issue a snow squall warning, wind warning and special weather statement.
In this Guardian file photo, Stephanie Howatt of Charlottetown makes her way back to work after lunch on a miserable day that saw Environment Canada issue a snow squall warning, wind warning and special weather statement. -

Snow squalls are expected in some areas of Kings County later today and will persist until Sunday afternoon.

Environment Canada has issued a public alert for the area and warns that conditions favourable for the development of snow squalls will occur as a cold northwest wind blows over the open waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Areas where winds blow onshore will be the most affected and snow is expected to quickly accumulate.

Snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably. Changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common.

Visibility may be significantly and suddenly reduced to near zero. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.
Environment Canada advised Islanders to continue to monitor alerts and forecasts. Those wishing to report severe weather can send an email to PEstorm@canada.ca or tweet using the hashtag #PEStorm.

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