Snow ending later today then turning colder for PEI.

Monday March 2nd 6:15am.. A low pressure system in the Gulf of Maine this morning will intensify as it tracks NE passing along the east coast of NS today then into Newfoundland tonight. The snow will taper to flurries late this afternoon as the passes by but increasing northerly winds will give some local blowing and drifting snow along with falling temperatures.  A narrow ridge of high pressure will briefly cross the region tomorrow giving sunshine and cold temperatures then another low pressure system will begin to approach from the west tomorrow night passing NW of the Maritimes on Wednesday. This track will put the island on the warm side resulting in a snow changing to rain event but latest models are only suggesting light amounts of precipitation. Cold arctic air is set to return behind this system on Thursday and continue into Friday. Low pressure approaches for later Saturday into Sunday with periods of snow.

Precipitation.. Snow should taper to flurries later this afternoon ending overnight. The models have lowed overall snowfall amounts to the 5-10 cms range with the higher amounts down east. Dry for tomorrow then snow begins again overnight Tuesday changing to rain by Wednesday morning. As mentioned earlier, not expecting much precip from this system. Some models are indicating that a system will be stalled off the coast for Thursday and Friday giving some cloud and flurries both days but amounts will only be light  of this happens. Snow develops late Saturday as the next system approaches from the west.

Temperatures.. Mild today, cold tomorrow, mild for Wednesday and early Thursday, turning colder Thursday afternoon, cold for Friday, slow warm-up on Saturday.

Wind.. Light southerly this morning, turning Northwesterly near noon today then increasing to brisk NW this evening and overnight diminishing to light NW tomorrow afternoon. Light-brisk southerlies develop on Wednesday.

Watches/warnings.. None for PEI at this time.

Hazards.. Brisk NW winds this evening, overnight into tomorrow morning will give reduced visibilities in blowing and drifting snow.

Forecast..

Today.. Snow tapering to flurries later this afternoon, light south winds shifting to Northerly near noon, temps rising to -1 by noon then  falling with the wind shift to -5 by suppertime.

Tonight.. Cloudy start with a few flurries clearing after midnight, brisk NW winds giving local blowing and drifting snow, temps falling to -17 by dawn tomorrow.

Tomorrow.. Sunny becoming cloudy in the evening, brisk NW winds giving drifting snow diminishing to light westerly in the afternoon, highs -13

Wednesday.. Snow early changing to rain near dawn then ending,  brisk south winds, highs +2

Thursday.. Cloudy chance of flurries, light SW winds shifting to NW near noon, highs +1 in the morning falling in the afternoon,

Friday..mix of sun and cloud, -13

Saturday.. Sunny start becoming cloudy with snow late

Sunny start today but more snow expected tomorrow for PEI…

Sunday March 1st 8:30am… Welcome to March which is also the first day of Meteorological spring, but it sure doesn’t seem like it by looking out the window…. An area of high pressure currently centered near Cape Cod will continue moving east and passing south of the Maritimes this afternoon. An area of low pressure will then move from the Great Lakes to the east coast vicinity NYC then intensify as it turns NE towards the Maritimes. This system is expected to track along the coast of NS on Monday afternoon then into Newfoundland Monday night. The bulk of the snow should fall along the spine of NS and into eastern PEI where 10-15 cms possible.Initially winds should not be a factor but the winds will begin to pick up early MOnday afternoon as the system passes east of NS along with falling temperatures giving local blowing and drifting snow. The system pulls away Monday evening allowing a narrow ridge of high pressure to briefly build in for Tuesday. Another low pressure system will then approach on Wednesday but this system is expected to pass to the north of the Maritimes resulting in a snow changing to rain event for the island as temperatures climb above the freezing mark. The associated cold front then sweeps through the Maritimes Wednesday night bringing an end to the rain but also dropping temperatures. Cold high pressure then builds in for Thursday and Friday.

Precipitation... Snow should begin overnight tonight (3am ish) tapering to flurries early Monday evening then ending by midnight. Snowfall amounts of 5-10 cms west of Crapaud, 10-15 cms Crapaud and east. Dry conditions expected for Tuesday then snow begins overnight Tuesday changing over to rain by dawn Wednesday. This doesn’t appear to be a big system so not expecting a lot of precipitation. (5 cms snow followed by 5 mms rain). Basically dry conditions expected for Thursday and Friday.

Temperatures.. Slight;y below normal today, slight above normal tomorrow, Temps cool down later tomorrow afternoon, cold on Tuesday, mild for Wednesday. Turning cold on Thursday, Cold on Friday.

Wind.. Light south today, light-brisk SE tomorrow morning, shifting and increasing to brisk Northerly tomorrow afternoon. Diminishing NW winds on Tuesday dropping off to calm by Tuesday evening. Southerlies develop Tuesday night into Wednesday.

Watches/warnings.. None for PEI at this time.

Hazards.. Increasing NW winds expected tomorrow afternoon into Tuesday morning which could give reduced visibilities in blowing and drifting snow especially in the rural areas where snowbanks are very high.

Forecast..

Today.. Sunny start with increasing clouds early this afternoon. Light south winds, highs -5

Tonight. Overcast with snow beginning overnight (3am-ish), light South winds, lows -15 evening rising to -4 by dawn.

Monday… Snow ending late afternoon/early evening (10-15cms), light south winds early shifting and increasing to brisk North winds by mid afternoon giving local blowing and drifting snow, highs -1 then falling with the windshift.

Monday night.. Clearing, brisk NNW winds giving blowing and drifting snow, lows -19 by dawn Tuesday.

Tuesday.. Sunny, brisk NW winds diminishing to calm by evening, highs -12

Wednesday.. Snow early changing to rain, +1

Thursday.. Clearing, turning colder

Friday.. Sunny cold..

More snow possible on Monday for PEI..

Saturday February 28th 6:00pm...  A snowy February finally coming to an end. Lets hope March has more civil weather.. A large area of high pressure centered over western NY state will drift east passing south of the Maritimes tomorrow afternoon. This feature will bring one more day of sunshine to the island tomorrow. Things then start to get interesting as a low pressure system approaches from the west Sunday night. Secondary low pressure will develop in the Gulf of Maine early Monday and track NE passing along the Atlantic coast of NS Monday afternoon. This should keep the island on the cool side ensuring a snow event here with the eastern end of the island expected to get the most this time. This low pressure system pulls away Monday night but brisk NW winds should maintain cloud flurries and blowing/drifting snow across the region. Another ridge of high pressure crosses the island on Tuesday with sunshine and light winds. Things then start to get interesting again as another strong low pressure system begins to approach the region on Wednesday. The big difference being the track of the system. The low is expected to track along the St Lawrence River then pass across the northern Maritimes Wednesday evening. This track should allow warm air to push into the island bringing a wintery mix of rain and snow especially for eastern areas. There is still a lot of uncertainty amongst the various models so changes will be anticipated for this system over then next few days. High pressure builds in for later Thursday into Friday with clearing skies.

Precipitation… Snow should begin before dawn Monday morning tapering to flurries Monday night. Flurries ending Tuesday morning. Snowfall amounts in the 10-15 cms range. Dry for later Tuesday then  snow redevelops before dawn on Wednesday possibility changing to rain during the afternoon. Still lots of uncertainty with this system so will hold off on amounts.

Temperatures.. Cool tomorrow, milder for MOnday, Cold again on Tuesday, mild for Wednesday, Cool down for Thursday, cold on Friday.

Wind.. Light SW winds tonight and tomorrow becoming more southerly on Monday then shifting snd increasing to brisk NW Monday night diminishing on Tuesday.

Watches/warnings.. None for PEI at this time.

Hazards.. Monday’s snowfall should occur without too much wind so don’t anticipate problems but winds will pick up Monday night along with falling temperatures will result in extensive blowing and drifting snow.. This should diminish Tuesday morning as winds diminish.

Forecast..

Tonight.. Clear, light SW winds, lows -17

Sunday.. Sunny start with increasing clouds later in the afternoon, light SW winds, highs -6

Sunday night.. Snow developing near midnight, light south winds, lows -15

Monday.. Snow light south winds shifting and and unceasing to brisk NW late afternoon giving blowing and drifting snow, Highs -2 which occurs in the morning followed by falling temps in the afternoon (-7 by suppertime).

Tuesday.. Morning flurries, diminishing NW winds, highs -12

Wednesday.. Snow/Rain +2

Thursday.. Clearing turning colder,

Sunny but cold weekend ahead for PEI..

Friday February 27th 5:15pm..  A large area of high pressure located south of the Great Lakes this afternoon will drift eastward passing south of the Maritimes tomorrow evening. Generally clear skies and cold temperatures will accompany this feature for the weekend. A low pressure system over the Great Lakes Sunday night will move east and intensify as it tracks into the Maritimes on Monday bringing snow to the region. This system moves out Monday night with cold high pressure building in for Tuesday. Another low pressure system is set to bring another mess to the region on Wednesday with a wintery mix of rain and snow.

Precipitation... Dry conditions expected throughout the weekend. Snow should begin just before dawn on Monday morning ending Monday night. The models are not in good agreement with respect to snowfall amounts. Lets go with 5-15 cms right now and adjust it as new data comes in over the next day so. Dry for Tuesday  then rain and or snow begins on Wednesday.

Temperatures.. Remaining cold through the weekend with a 1-day warm-up for Monday. Cold returns for Tuesday then another warm-up on Wednesday.

Wind… Light-brisk W/SW winds expected through the weekend shifting to southerly on MOnday then northerly on Tuesday.

Watches and warnings.. None for PEI at this time.

Forecast..

Tonight.. Clear, light west winds, lows -21

Saturday… Sunny, light-brisk SW winds, highs -9

Sunday.. Sunny clouding over in the evening, light-brisk SW winds, highs -8

Monday.. Snow (5-15 cms), light-brisk south winds, highs -3

Tuesday.. Sunny, brisk NW winds giving blowing and drifting snow, highs -10

Wednesday.. Snow/rain

Dry conditions expected into the weekend across PEI…

Thursday February 26th 5:00pm.. A low pressure system located well southeast of Cape Cod today will continue to track NE today pushing into Newfoundland tonight and tomorrow. Clouds associated with this system have moved in but the bulk of the snow is expected to stay offshore east of NS. This system will move away tomorrow allowing high pressure to build in over the region. This area of high pressure will dominate the Maritimes into the weekend with sunshine and cool temperatures. An area low pressure is now expected to develop in the Gulf of Maine on Sunday night spreading snow across the region by Monday morning. A little too far out to go into details but models are hinting at just light amounts at this time. High pressure returns for Tuesday then another low pressure system moves in for Wednesday-Friday with a wintery mix of rain and/or snow.

Precipitation..  Dry conditions expected into the weekend with the next chance of snow developing on Monday morning. Dry for Tuesday then snow and/or rain beginning on Wednesday.

Temperatures.. Remaining below normal until Wednesday of next week.

Wind... Generally a light-brisk SW-NW wind expected until Wednesday of next week.

Watches/warnings.. None for PEI at this time.

Forecast..

Tonight.. Cloudy clearing towards dawn, light NW winds, lows -16

tomorrow… Sunny, light west winds, highs -14

Saturday. Sunny, light SW winds, highs -12

Sunday.. Sunny, light SW winds, highs -9

Monday.. Snow, -4

Tuesday.. Sunny, -11

Wednesday.. Snow developing..

Snow expected today across PEI…

Wednesday February 25th 7:45am.. A low pressure system located SE of Cape Cod this morning with move north passing into the Bay of Fundy this afternoon then western PEI near suppertime, then pull away into the Gulf of St Lawrence tonight. Snow from this system has already spread across mainland NS and will move into PEI later this morning. Temps will warm later today and expected the snow to change over to rain for Kings and Queens county by late this afternoon or early this evening for a few hours. Skies clear overnight tonight as the system pulls away along with falling temperatures. High pressure will then approach from the west and dominate the weather over the Maritimes into early next week although will need to watch a system passing east of NS on Friday.

Precipitation.. Snow should begin over the next few hours changing to rain for Queens and Kings county near suppertime then ending later in the evening. Snowfall amounts in the 5-10 cm range but could see more up west where it stays all snow. Rainfall amounts in the 5 mm range. Dry conditions expected for Thursday through Tuesday of next week although will need to watch a coastal system tracking by east of NS on Friday.

Temperatures.. Warm-up today with temps rising to 0/+2 by suppertime for an hour or two then falling back early evening to -8 by midnight then -12 by dawn tomorrow. Temps remain cold through Sunday with a warm-up for Monday.

Wind.. Increasing SE winds today becoming brisk-strong by noon then shifting to SW/W early this evening as the system tracks over the island. Diminishing westerlies tomorrow, light northerly on Friday, light westerly on Saturday, light-brisk westerly on Sunday.

Watches and warnings.. None for PEI at this time although heavy snowfall warnings are in place just across the Strait for eastern NB.

Forecast..

Today.. Snow beginning mid morning changing to rain near suppertime then ending mid evening. Light-brisk SE winds highs -1 (west)/+2 (east).

Tonight.. Rain ending this evening, then clearing overnight. Brisk west winds diminishing to light by dawn, temps falling to -8 by midnight then -12 by dawn tomorrow.

Thursday.. Sunny. light NW winds,  temps steady near -10

Friday, High cloudiness, -12

Saturday.. Sunny, -12

Sunday.. Sunny, -9

Monday.. Sunny, -2

Tuesday.. Sunny, -7

CCCCCOLD today across PEI..

Tuesday February 24th 7:20am..  Cold Arctic air has once again invaded eastern Canada behind a cold front that crossed the region yesterday afternoon. Brisk NE winds are giving wind chill temps in the -35/-40 range this morning as well. A north-south oriented ridge of high pressure currently located through New England and Quebec will drift eastward today and should crest over the island this afternoon. Conditions will improve as winds diminish with the approaching ridge of high pressure later this morning. Things begin to get interesting as a low pressure system approaches form the Great Lakes tomorrow. Secondary low pressure will develop southeast of Cape Cod early tomorrow morning and move northward through the Bay of Fundy and into NB tomorrow afternoon. This system then continues north of PEI tomorrow evening. The system will bring snow to the region tomorrow but is expected to change over to rain across NS and PEI. NB should stay all snow and a heavy snowfall warning has been issued for parts of the NE. As mentioned earlier, the system will pull away to the north tomorrow night.Another coastal low pressure system,which originated in the Gulf of Mexico, will track up the coast Friday but this system should stay well offshore but will need to be watched for any westward shift on track, otherwise high pressure will dominate the Maritimes through the weekend.

Precipitation...  Could be a few onshore flurries down east this morning other wise dry for today and tonight. Snow should begin near noon tomorrow changing over to rain by afternoon then ending tomorrow evening. Snowfall amounts in the 5-10 cms range with 5 mms rain. West Prince could see more snow with 10-15 cms for extreme NW region. Dry conditions expected for Thursday through Sunday but need to watch that coastal system passing east of NS on Friday.

Temperatures.. Very cold today especially until noontime with the associated windchills. Cold this evening but temps will begin to warm-up during the overnight hours with a wind shift to the south allowing temps to rise to -10 by sunrise tomorrow and +2 tomorrow afternoon. Temps will begin to fall back early tomorrow evening dropping to -5 by midnight. Temps will remain cold and below normal through the weekend but not as cold as late.

Wind.. Brisk NW winds this morning will diminish today dropping off to very light by early this afternoon. Winds then shift to the later in the day increasing to brisk-strong SE for tomorrow shifting back to the west tomorrow evening. Basically a westerly flow then expected through Sunday.

Watches and warnings… Extreme cold warnings remain in effect for PEI this morning but expect them to be lifted in a few hours once the temps rise a bit and the winds drop off.

Forecast..

Today.. Sunny, Few clouds and chance of an onshore flurrie down east this morning. Brisk NW winds giving local blowing and drifting snow this morning diminishing to light early this afternoon.Cold with highs -17

Tonight.. Clear becoming cloudy towards dawn tomorrow, light SE winds,temps rising to -10 by dawn.

Wednesday. Snow beginning near noon changing to rain later in the day, Brisk SE winds, highs +2. (Cooler up west with more snow expected)

Thursday..Sunny, -8

Friday.. High cloudiness, -12

Saturday.. Sunny, -12

Sunday.. Sunny, -8