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Saturday, December 2, 2023

Winter storm alert in result for P.E.I.


Key takeaways: 

  • Hefty snow to start late morning Friday.
  • Some searching out will be needed this weekend.

Winter storms in effect for PEI: 

Heavy rainfall has been falling on P.E.I. Thursday morning, but the gentle, wet weather is predicted to switch over to something more wintery on Friday.

Environment Canada has published a winter storm alert for all of P.E.I.

It was 8 C in Charlottetown at 6 a.m. Thursday. The temperature started to fall after that and that will persist into the overnight hours. The rain will taper off but some showers are likely this evening, with the possibility for a couple of centimetres in some areas.

The main occasion, however, will come after day Friday.

Also read: Schools on P.E.I. will stay shut, constraints expanded till Jan. 17

PEI under alert for winter storm

“That’s going to start with light flurries tomorrow morning with heavy snow developing late morning and into the early afternoon hours,” stated CBC meteorologist Tina Simpkin. Source –

“Once it does start snowing it’s going to be bumbling snow.” Source –

The wind Friday is predicted to blow out of the northeast at 40 km/h with blows to 70. Those breezes, in mixture with the snow, will guide to inferior visibility on the roads.

Simpkin stated most of the snow will fall on Friday, but snowfall will resume overnight and into Saturday morning. In all up to 30 centimetres is likely, states Environment Canada. The more elevated amounts are anticipated in Queens and Kings counties.

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