Winter storm warning issued for Prince County

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SUMMERSIDE – A winter storm warning and a storm surge warning have been issued for Prince County overnight Saturday and into Sunday.


Environment Canada reports that strong northwesterly winds in the Gulf of St. Lawrence will give high water levels and possible coastal flooding.

This is a warning that elevated coastal water levels are expected in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.

A developing low pressure system over the Southeastern United States will intensify today as it tracks up the Eastern Seaboard towards the Maritimes. The low will track across Eastern Nova Scotia on Sunday to lie over Western Newfoundland Sunday evening.

Heavy snow and strong northeast winds are forecast for central and western areas of Prince Edward Island. Up to 40 centimetres is likely over western areas. Low visibility in blowing snow is forecast as winds increase overnight and Sunday morning. Strong winds gusting to near 100 km/h are forecast later Sunday as the low moves off to the east.

In addition, strong northwesterly winds will give high water levels along the north-facing side of Prince Edward Island during high tide near midday Sunday. This could push ice onto the shore and cause some coastal flooding.

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Eastern Nova Scotia

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