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WEATHER: FRIDAY, DEC. 15: Ripping wind chill

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The wind effect is worse today than yesterday, giving feel-like temperatues in the –20s.

Wind chill in the minus teens are expected through the day.

It’s made a bus late. Bus 23 to Stonepark is one hour late.

Today also marks the first time on the historical weather data that the average temperature for this date is not in the plus range. The average of all temperatues for this date is 0.0C

Also looking at weather data, Environment Canada announced late yesterday that East Point set a new high temperature record on Wednesday, recording +12.8. The old record of +11.3 had been set in 2010.

The Confederation Bridge today is currently open to all traffic now, but there is a warning that wind-related restrictions may need to be imposed anytime from now up to 1 p.m. this afternoon.

Northumberland Ferries also warns that it might need to cancel service, but so far it’s still operating.

All flights, however, arriving to and departing from Charlottetown Airport are showing to be on time.

On P.E.I. today, early morning temperatures ranged from a high of –10.5 at East Point, to a low of -12.1 in Harrington.

WEATHER TODAY:

    Mainly cloudy. A few flurries this morning. Clearing this afternoon..

    TEMPERATURE: Rising very slowly from -11 up to -4 by early evening.

    WIND: West gusting to 60.

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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:

    A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness after midnight.

    TEMPERATURE: Down to -9.

    WIND: West gusting to 50, becoming light late this evening.

TOMORROW’S FORECAST FOR SATURDAY, DEC. 16:

    Cloudy with low chance of flurries in the morning but flurries more certain in the afternoon..

    TEMPERATURE: –4.

    WIND: Becoming northwest gusting to 50 in the afternoon.

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First light – 6:35 a.m.

Civil twilight – 7:14

Official Sunrise – 7:48 a.m.

Official Sunset – 4:27 p.m.

Civil twilight ends – 5:01 p.m.

Last light – 5:39 p.m.

Moon – The moon rose today, at 4:56 a.m., and sets this afternoon at 3:14 p.m.

The official length of daylight today is 8 hours, 38 minutes.

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The highest temperature on record for Dec. 15 on P.E.I. is 12.1 set in 2008.

The lowest temperature on record for this date is -20.8 set in 1980.

For Dec. 15 on P.E.I., the average high is 0.0.

Average low for this date is -8.0.

The hot spot in Canada this morning was at Cardston, Alberta, where it was 9.4.

The coldest spot anywhere in Canada early this morning was at Ennadai Lake, Nunavut where it was –31.3.

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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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