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CanadaWinter storm warning issued for P.E.I.

14:06  12 february  2019
14:06  12 february  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

Whiteout conditions blow through southern Quebec, wreaking havoc on the roads

Whiteout conditions blow through southern Quebec, wreaking havoc on the roads Stay indoors today if possible as the worst storm of the winter is raging over the morning commute.

It may not be winter yet, but Environment Canada has issued its first winter storm warning of the season for Prince Edward Island. Heavy snowfall and high winds are expected. The storm will begin as rain Wednesday evening, with winds at 30 kilometres out of the northeast with gusts to 50.

Environment Canada issued a winter storm warning for the entire province Wednesday, forecasting between 15 and 25 cm of total snowfall. Health P . E . I . also issued a statement reminding Islanders with appointments at hospitals, clinics and other health-care services to call ahead to confirm their

Winter storm warning issued for P.E.I.© CBC Blowing snow will cause visibility issues Wednesday.

What could be the biggest snowstorm of the winter so far will land on Prince Edward Island Wednesday.

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for P.E.I., and is calling for 20 to 30 centimetres of snow. The biggest snowfall to date this winter was on New Year's Day, when 15 centimetres came down.

CBC meteorologist Tina Simpkin said there will be some light snow overnight, with the heavy snow striking just as the sun starts to come up.

"It's not looking good — a lot of snow in a short amount of time and blowing snow will reduce the visibilities on the roadway," said Simpkin.

Schools are open as Toronto handles the aftermath of a wild winter storm

Schools are open as Toronto handles the aftermath of a wild winter storm After a Tuesday full of snow, freezing rain and ice, Toronto is in for a slightly more manageable Wednesday. Environment Canada’s winter storm warning for the city ended just after 1 a.m. Wednesday morning, but it was replaced shortly after by a special weather statement alerting residents to strong winds. Gusts up to 70 km/h are expected across Southern Ontario. Combined with the ice buildup from yesterday’s freezing rain, tree branches might break, Environment Canada warned, possibly resulting in power outages in the region. The wind is expected to die down over the morning.

Environment Canada issued a winter storm warning at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. WINTER STORM WARNING in effect for the Island. Snow arrives tomorrow afternoon ahead of rain tomorrow night. 10-25 cm (heaviest up west) of snow/ice pellet accumulation before switch to rain.

A Winter Storm Warning is issued when a significant combination of hazardous winter weather is occurring or imminent. The snow/sleet criteria for a Winter Storm Warning for the five westernmost counties (Allegany, Mineral, Grant, Pendleton, and Highland) is higher (6 inches or more within a

Wind gusts could reach 80 km/h during the storm.

While other parts of the Maritimes will see a mix of rain, Simpkin expects the precipitation will be almost entirely snow on the Island. Temperatures could creep above freezing in the late afternoon, leading to some ice pellets and maybe some rain in Kings County.

Conditions will improve overnight Wednesday, but more snow could accumulate.

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