Daily Archives: January 14, 2019

The cold continues across PEI. Brief warm-up Wednesday night.

Monday, January 14th 8:00am.. A ridge of high pressure oriented  east-west is currently stretched across the Maritimes. This feature will weaken and drift slowly southward today which will be marked by a wind shift to the south near noon. A strong noreaster will be tracking by SE of NS tomorrow with the bulk of any precip staying offshore. A weak cold front will move across the island tomorrow afternoon but is moisture starved so not expecting much maybe a flurrie or 2. An Alberta Clipper will also be tracking eastward through Quebec on Tuesday and is expected to move across the northern Gulf of St Lawrence early Thursday. A cold front extending to the south will sweep across the island near noon with some cloud and flurries. This front will also reintroduce another shot of cold arctic air with High pressure cresting over the island Thursday night into early Friday morning. Weekend is still looking interesting with a couple of potential weather makers threatening the region. The first is late Friday into Saturday morning with a wintery mix of snow and rain. The second is Sunday afternoon through Monday afternoon. This second system appears more impressive but still way to early to go into details. Stay Tuned !!

Precipitation.. Dry today, Few flurries possible tomorrow afternoon associated with the weak cold front. More flurries possible later Wednesday into early Thursday associated with the second cold front. Snow and/or rain Friday afternoon through Saturday morning followed by a another snow event  Sunday afternoon through Monday afternoon.

Temperatures.. Cold today, bit warmer tomorrow but still below normal. Normal-slightly above normal for 12-15 hours from noon Wednesday through 3 am Thursday morning. Turning much colder by dawn Thursday morning with a 1-day cold snap expected. Temps begin to moderate again Friday afternoon peaking near midnight near 0. Arctic air return for Saturday followed by another warm-up on Sunday.  Temps will be on a roller coaster this period.

Wind.. Calm now becoming light southerly near noon then shifting to light-brisk NW tomorrow. Increasing southerlies for Wednesday shifting to brisk westerly before dawn on Thursday morning.

Hazards.. Biggest concern I see will be the flash freeze before dawn on Thursday morning followed by a very cold day with low wind chill values.

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

Forecast..

  • Today.. Sunny, light south winds, highs -12
  • Tonight.. Clear, calm becoming cloudy after midnight with light northerly winds  by dawn, lows -15
  • Tomorrow.. Cloudy with chance of flurries, light-brisk NW winds, highs -7
  • Wednesday.. Cloudy periods, chance of flurries, brisk south winds, highs +1 by evening.
  • Thursday.. Cloudy periods, brisk NW winds. Turning much colder with possible flash freeze conditions before dawn. Highs -15
  • Friday.. Snow and /or rain developing, brisk SE winds, highs +1 by evening.
  • Saturday.. Cloudy, brisk NW winds, highs -13
  • Sunday.. Possible snow event , brisk-strong NE winds, temps warming up through -10 by evening.
  • Monday.. Flurries, NE winds, highs -1

 

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