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WEATHER- Wednesday, March 7: Environment Canada says 20 cm snow possible by Saturday

Environment Canada has continued and updated its special weather statement, saying that two weathers systems could put 20 centimetres or more of snow on the ground by late Saturday.

“Snow will develop near noon Thursday and taper off to flurries Thursday evening,” says the special statement updated around 5 a.m. today. “Snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 centimetres are expected.”

Strong gusting wind from the east will make for blowing snow, the forecast predicts for tomorrow.

Then a second system is on the computer models for P.E.I.

“Snow will redevelop across the island Friday afternoon and persist into Saturday,” says the forecast. “Snowfall amounts could possibly exceed 15 centimetres with this second system.”

For today, however, the forecast is for a mainly cloudy day, with brisk, gusting northeast winds and a high of +3C.

The 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 +0.4 in East Point, to a low of -1.9 in Charlottetown.


    Mainly cloudy.

    TEMPERATURE: Up to +3.

    WIND: Northeast, gusting to 40.


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



    Mainly cloudy.

    TEMPERATURE: Down to -1.

    WIND: Northeast, gusting to 40, becoming east gusting to 50 overnight.


    Cloudy. Snow beginning near noon. Blowing snow over exposed areas in the afternoon. Amount 5 cm.


    WIND: East, gusting to 60.


First light – 5:37 a.m.

Civil twilight – 6:11 a.m.

Official Sunrise – 6:41 a.m. 

Official Sunset – 6:06 p.m. 

Civil twilight ends – 6:36 p.m.

Last light – 7:11 p.m.

Moon – The moon sets this morning at 9:48 a.m., and rises tomorrow at 12:28 a.m.

The official length of daylight today is 11 hours, 25 minutes.


The highest temperature on record for March 7 on P.E.I. is +10.3 set in 1979.

The lowest temperature on record for this date is –23.2 set in 1989.

For March 7 on P.E.I., the average high is –0.6.

Average low for this date is -8.9.

The hot spot in Canada this morning was at both Solander Island and Herbert Island, B.C. where it was +5.8.

The coldest spot anywhere in Canada early this morning was at Eureka, Nunavut where it was -40.6.


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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