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Storm surge alert counted as winter storm slams P.E.I.


Key takeaways: 

  • Winds are predicted to blow to 100 km/h overnight.
  • A snowplough vacates the Queens County depot in P.E.I. Friday. 

Storms hit PEI and alert issued: 

Light snow started falling across P.E.I. late Friday morning honouring the coming of the first major winter storm of the season.

Environment Canada allocated a winter storm alert Thursday afternoon and pursued that up with a storm surge alert Friday morning.

COVID-19 testing clinics across the Island are approaching at noon in the passage of the storm, and will also be completed Saturday. The clinic in O’Leary did not unplug on Friday.

“Hope anywhere from 10 to 15 centimetres of snow during the day today with an extra 20 to perhaps 30 centimetres of snow by tomorrow morning,” stated CBC meteorologist Tina Simpkin. Source –

“If you’re counting that up that could be anywhere up to 30 to 45 centimetres of snow by the time it’s all said and done.” Source –

Also read: Winter storm alert in result for P.E.I.

PEI adds storm surge as winter storms hits PEI

The snow will arrive with high winds.

“Bumbling snow will lower visibility to almost nothing in certain areas at certain times,” stated Simpkin. Source –

The powerful winds mix with high tides overnight, between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m., showing the storm surge sign that is in position all along the North Shore.

The wind is predicted to blow at 40 km/h with blows to 70 this afternoon. 

That will rise to 60 with blows to 100 overnight.

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