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WEATHER UPDATE - Winter storm warning ends for P.E.I.'s Prince County

A special weather statement is in effect for all of P.E.I. GUARDIAN GRAPHIC
A special weather statement is in effect for all of P.E.I. GUARDIAN GRAPHIC

There are no longer any active weather warnings in effect for Prince Edward Island. 

Environment Canada ended its winter storm warning for Prince County as of 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, saying storm conditions are no longer expected in the area. 

At the same time, the weather agency also ended a special weather stament regarding possible ice rafting that was still in effect for both Prince and Queens counties. Winds have now shifted to the point where ice rafting is no longer expected. 

As of 11:30 a.m., Environment Canada has ended all warnings and statements for Kings county, and ended the wind warning for Queens County. 

For today's weather update and a look ahead, see Cindy Day's podcast here.

At one point Tuesday night, there were about 6,100 Maritime Electric customers without power, but by 3:30 a.m. most had power restored. By around 6 a.m. there were only four customers without power.

That changed mid-morning when there was a big outage in the Duncan Heights area just above Stonepark school in Charlottetown. It affected 99 customers, putting the total customers without power mid-morning at around 111. Power was also restored in that area by the afternoon. 


Schools on P.E.I. were either closed for the day, or were under a one-hour delay. All classes were cancelled for the day in the Westisle, Three Oaks, Kensington, and Kinkora families of schools.

All other families of schools were on a one-hour delay.  

The Confederation Bridge was open to all traffic as of 4 p.m.

On P.E.I. today, early morning temperatures ranged from a high of +2.8 in East Point, to a low of -0.7 in Maple Plains.


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



    Partly cloudy, but likely becoming totally cloudy overnight. Then a few more flurries, starting around 3 a.m. 

    TEMPERATURE: 0 to -1, then -2 by 5 a.m.

    WIND: Sputhwest, gusting to 70, becoming light near midnight.


    Mainly cloudy. A few flurries in the morning. A few rain showers or flurries in the afternoon.


    WIND: Becoming southwest, gusting to 40 in the morning.


First light – 6:23 a.m.

Civil twilight – 6:58 a.m.

Official Sunrise – 7:28 a.m.

Official Sunset – 7:17 p.m.

Civil twilight ends – 7:46 p.m.

Last light – 8:20 p.m.

Moon – The moon rose this morning at 6:13 a.m., and sets at 4:18 p.m.

The official length of daylight today is 11 hours, 48 minutes.


The highest temperature on record for March 14 on P.E.I. is +10.3 set in 2007.

The lowest temperature on record for this date is –19.4 set in 1948.

For March 14 on P.E.I., the average high is +0.6.

Average low for this date is -7.5.

The hot spot in Canada this morning was in Bonilla Island, B.C. where it was +8.8.

The coldest spot anywhere in Canada early this morning was at Shepherd Bay, Nunavut where it was -41.4.


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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