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WEATHER- Thursday, March 1: Snow today

Weather - Flurries predicted for today
Weather - Flurries predicted for today - Nigel Armstrong

Environment Canada is forecasting light snow today, now predicted to start in the early afternoon, with the temperature rising to hover around 0C. 

Today is the first day of meteorological spring. It starts every year on March 1 as a way to establish a fixed-length season for accurate comparison of weather data around the world. The other first day of spring, astronomical spring, starts this year on March 20 at 1:15 p.m. but has different numbers of days every year.

Confederation Bridge is currently open to all traffic with no warnings in place.

FlyPEI shows all flights arriving and departing Charlottetown airport to be on time today. Check the airport web site for updates.

On P.E.I. today, early morning temperatures ranged from a high of -4.4 at East Point to a low of -7.4 in St. Peters.

WEATHER TODAY: 

    Cloudy with a bit of sun this morning. Snow beginning around 1 to 2 p.m. Amount 5 cm.

    TEMPERATURE: Up to 0.

    WIND: Becoming east this morning, then becoming southeast gusting to 40 this afternoon.

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LIVE STREAM of downtown Charlottetown to see weather conditions there, courtesy of the P.E.I. government and The Guild.

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TONIGHT’S PREDICTIONS:

    Snow changing to periods of freezing rain after midnight. Snowfall amount 5 cm.

    TEMPERATURE: Down slightly to -1.

    WIND: Southeast gusting to 40.

TOMORROW’S FORECAST FOR FRIDAY, March 2:

    Periods of freezing rain ending early in the morning, then clearing.

    TEMPERATURE: Up to +2.

    WIND: East, becoming northeast gusting to 50 in the afternoon.

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First light – 5:48 a.m.

Civil twilight – 6:22 a.m.

Official Sunrise – 6:52 a.m.

Official Sunset – 5:57 p.m.

Civil twilight ends – 6:28 p.m.

Last light – 7:02 p.m.

Moon – The moon rises this evening at 5:39 p.m., and sets tomorrow at 7:21 a.m.

The official length of daylight today is 11 hours, 5 minutes.

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The highest temperature on record for March 1 on P.E.I. is +7.3 set in 1999.

The lowest temperature on record for this date is –22.9 set in 1992.

For March 1 on P.E.I., the average high is –1.7.

Average low for this date is -10.2.

The hot spot in Canada this morning was at White Rock, B.C. where it was +7.0.

The coldest spot anywhere in Canada early this morning was at Old Crow, North West Territories where it was -36.4.

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Below is a live-stream camera view courtesy of Confederation Bridge to give a sense of weather conditions at that location.

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