Winter storm round two

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Brace yourselves, there’s another wallop of winter weather on the way.

A system moving its way past the New England States is expected to hit Prince Edward Island first thing Sunday morning.

Linda Libby, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, indicated on Friday that the first flakes should start falling around 4 a.m. on Sunday, while the heavier snowfall likely won’t pick up until around 9 a.m.

Charlottetown and surrounding area are expected to get between 15 cm and 20 cm of snow, while West Prince could get a little less, thought Libby did not have enough data to make a estimation for this area.

But snow is not really what people should be worried about during this storm, she added.

“This system is large scale, slow moving and intense. It’s going to result in very strong winds. Particularly from mid morning on Sunday, through the afternoon and possibly even into mid morning on Monday,” she said.

“Fresh snow and strong winds are not a good combination,” she added.

The resulting blowing snow could cause blizzard like conditions, she cautioned.

“This is one of those situations where people should be monitoring the weather forecasts for any changes, particularly if anyone is doing any traveling over the weekend,” she said.


Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown

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