Monthly Archives: February 2019

Slowly moderating temps expected next few days across PEI..

Thursday, February 28th 8:45am.. The big bad storm responsible for the strong WNW winds last couple days is finally weakening and drift away to the east which is allowing the winds to diminish. High pressure centered in central Quebec is also drifting SE and will pass south of the Maritimes tomorrow afternoon. Winds will continue to diminish today as th9is feature approaches. Weak Low pressure will pass south of the region Saturday night into Sunday morning with some cloud and possible flurries. A stronger low pressure system will pass south of the Maritimes later Monday. This 2nd system will be stronger and actually track a bit closer which will put the region on guard for a snow event with the center of the storm passing just east of Cape Breton near dawn Tuesday morning. Significant and and wind will accompany this system. If the storm tracks a little further west (Bay of Fundy) then a snow/rain mixture will be anticipated. Will have a better idea on track  towards the end of the weekend. High pressure builds in behind this system for later Tuesday into Wednesday.

Precipitation… Possible light snow on Sunday morning with the weak system passing south of the Maritimes. Right now only looking at a dusting.. Snow redevelops late Sunday night and continues through Monday. Too early for amounts as there could be a change over to rain.

Temperatures.. Normal temps this time of year is -2.. Temps are expected to stay cold today then moderate to slightly below normal for tomorrow and Saturday. Normal to slightly above normal for Sunday and Monday. Cold arctic air returns for Tuesday through next weekend.

Wind.. Light-brisk west winds today diminishing to light tonight into tomorrow and Saturday. Very light and variable winds on Sunday.

Hazards.. Quite next couple days.

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

Forecast..

  • Today.. Sunny, light-brisk west winds, highs -7
  • Tonight.. Clear, light west winds, lows -16
  • Tomorrow.. Sunny, light-brisk west winds, highs -6
  • Saturday.. Sunny, light west winds, highs -5
  • Sunday.. Light snow, very light winds, highs -2
  • Monday.. Snow and/or rain, brisk south winds, highs 0
  • Tuesday.. Sun and cloud, flurries, brisk west winds, highs -10
  • Wednesday.. Sun and cloud, brisk west winds, highs -9
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Cold and windy conditions expected next couple days across PEI..

Wednesday, February 27th 8:00am.. The winter storm that crossed the Maritimes Monday morning continued to intensify as it moved east of Newfoundland. The storm then turned back toward the Labrador coast last night while still intensifying and is now located just NE of Newfoundland. Strong W-NW winds continue to batter PEI in fact the whole region while this storm is in the neighborhood.  High pressure currently over the Great Lakes and the big storm off the coast will maintain a brisk-strong NW wind across the island for the next couple days but the trend will be for slow diminishing. The high pressure will crest over the island on Friday and Saturday. Clouds will be on the increase later Saturday as well get back into a stormy pattern but the computer models are not agreeing on the scenario. The models are hinting a 3 systems potential  effecting the Maritimes  in the long range. 1st system on Sunday, 2nd on Monday and possible 3rd on Wednesday-Thursday. Will need to watch these but for now, unable to go into details as the models are still unclear.

Precipitation.. Generally dry from now through Sunday morning although can’t rule out a flurrie today for down east. Snow begins Sunday noon from 1st system. More snow possible on Monday from 2nd system. Dry Tuesday, watching Wednesday.

Temperatures.. We are in a cold snap again.. Below normal temps expected for the next 7-10 days. Coldest days will be today and tomorrow.

Wind.. Brisk-strong W-NW winds will continue this morning slowly diminishing this afternoon for western areas. Still strong down east as they are closer to the storm system. Brisk wets winds tomorrow and Friday diminishing to light on Saturday.

Hazards… Strong winds will continue to cause extensive blowing and drifting snow in rural areas especially down east. Winds may also continue to cause bridge restrictions but will easing a bit today. Very cold and windy conditions will give very cold wind chill values for those outside today. Will ease a bit as winds drop off and temps slowly moderate on Friday.

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

Forecast..

  • Today.. Sun and cloud, brisk-strong W-NW winds giving blowing/drifting snow, highs -12
  • Tonight.. Clear, brisk W-NW winds, lows -20
  • Tomorrow.. Sun and cloud, brisk W-NW winds giving drifting snow, highs -10
  • Friday.. Sun and cloud, brisk W-NW winds, highs -5
  • Saturday.. Sunny, light west winds, highs -4
  • Sunday.. Snow beginning near noon, brisk south winds, developing, highs -3
  • Monday.. Snow, light NW winds, highs -5
  • Tuesday.. Sun and cloud, brisk wets winds,  highs -9

 

WNW winds continue to batter PEI today..

Tuesday, February 26th 6:30am.. The storm which under-preformed across PEI in the snow department is now located over southwestern Newfoundland. This storm continues to batter the island with brisk-strong WNW winds today and tomorrow will slowly diminish later tomorrow as the storms moves eastward across southern Newfoundland. High pressure will begin to build in from the west which will crest over the island on Saturday. Watching a couple of potential systems showing up in the long ranger. Light snow develops on Sunday as a weak system moves by to the south followed by another light snow event Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning.

Precipitation.. Few left over flurries today should taper off later this afternoon. Dry tomorrow through Saturday night. Light snow Sunday afternoon and again Monday afternoon.

Temperatures..  Falling temps today and Will remain below normal this entire period with the coldest days being later today through Thursday.

Wind.. Brisk-strong WNW winds today and tomorrow diminishing to light-brisk on Thursday then light on Friday then calm Friday night into Saturday.

Hazards.. Flurries and windy conditions will give drifting snow in rural areas giving adverse driving and road conditions. Cold temps and brisk-strong winds will also give low wind chill values for those outside next couple days. Wind may also give bridge restrictions over the next couple days.

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

Forecast..

  • Today.. Cloudy, flurries, drifting snow, brisk-strong WNW winds, highs now near -12
  • Tonight..  Cloudy,  few flurries possible especially down east, brisk-strong WNW winds, lows -17
  • Tomorrow.. Sunny, brisk-strong WNW winds, highs -11
  • Thursday.. Sunny, brisk WNW winds, highs -11
  • Friday.. Sunny, light west winds, highs -8
  • Saturday.. Sunny, light winds, highs -5
  • Sunday.. 1st event…Snow developing -5
  • Monday.. 2nd event.. Snow developing, -5

 

 

Strong winds continue to batter PEI today..

Monday, February 25th 6:45am.. An intensifying low pressure system located near Saint John NB this morning will move NE passing across western PEI mid morning then into the southern Gulf late this morning. Snow, rain, ice pellets, and strong winds will accompany this system. Cold air returns tomorrow in the wake of the storm on brisk-strong NW winds. An extended period of sunny but cold weather on tap for Tuesday through Friday as high pressure approaches and crosses. Snow expected later Saturday into Sunday as then next weather system approaches.

Precipitation.. Unfortunately, was not able to get any snowfall amounts for PEI yet but 13 cms has been recorded here in Moncton so far as of 6:00am. Another 5-10 cms possible across PEI especially up west. Could also be a brief change over to rain a for a few hours (9am-noon). Left over flurries tonight into tomorrow morning then basically sunny and dry through Saturday morning. Snow begins later Saturday and continues through Sunday with a change over to rain possible.

Temperatures.. On the mild side today but will cool off later this evening and remain cold and below normal through Friday. milder for the weekend but will it be mild enough for rain?

Winds.. Strong SE winds now will shift to SW about 9am then to NW this evening. That s when temps will begin to fall.

Hazards.. Few more cms snow this morning. The biggest concern will be the very strong SE winds. Theses winds are also causing bridge closures/restrictions on the bridge.Any wet snow, slush or water will freeze later this evening and remain frozen solid all next week.

Watches/warnings.. Winter storm warnings in place for Queens and Prince counties while wind warnings remain for Kings county.

Forecast..

  • Today.. Snow, tapers to flurries near noon. Chance of some rain, Strong SE early shifting to SW mid morning, highs  +2 this morning for a few hours then back to 0 by noon and -1 by suppertime.
  • Tonight.. Cloudy, brisk-strong NW winds, temps initially near -1 then falling to lows -6 by midnight and -12 by dawn tomorrow.
  • Tomorrow.. Sun and cloud, chance of flurries, brisk NW winds, highs -14
  • Wednesday.. Sun and cloud, brisk NW winds, highs -13
  • Thursday.. Sun and cloud, light west winds, highs -10
  • Friday.. Sunny, light west winds, highs -7
  • Saturday.. Snow beginning later in the day, light-brisk SE winds highs +1
  • Sunday.. Snow and/or rain, brisk west winds, highs +4

 

 

 

Snow and wind event expected tonight across PEI..

Sunday, February 24th 8;00am… A ridge of high pressure is currently cresting over the island and was responsible fro the clear cold calm night last night. High clouds are now beginning to spread across the region in advance of the next winter storm approaching from the west. The low pressure system is now in the central Great Lakes region and will move NE into central Quebec today. A new low will develop near Cape Cod this evening and intensify into a powerful winter storm as it tracks NE into the Bay of Fundy early tomorrow morning. This new low then becomes the primary storm as it continues to track along the Fundy coast of NB then across western PEI near noon tomorrow. The storm then exits into the Gulf of St Lawrence tomorrow afternoon. Snow, ice pellets rain and wind will accompany this storm with the bulk of the snow falling across central and northern NB. Blizzard like conditions will be felt across PEI later this evening, overnight tonight into early tomorrow morning with snow and very strong SE winds. Brisk-strong NW winds will continue to batter the island in the wake of this storm through Wednesday evening. High pressure finally crests over the island Friday afternoon giving an extended dry spell through Saturday night. Looks like the next weather system will spread some snow across the island by dawn Sunday morning.

Precipitation.. Snow begins by early this evening (6:00pm) becoming heavy at times then becoming mixed with some ice pellets for Queens and Kings county which will tend to lower snowfall amounts. There may also be a change over to rain for a few hours tomorrow morning (9am) for Kings and Queens. Back to snow for the afternoon then tapers to flurries by evening Snowfall amounts will be highest west of Summerside where 2-30 cms possible. 30 cms Tignish, 25 Summerside, 20 Charlottetown, 15 Montague. Rainfall of 5 mms Kings Queens. Flurries on Tuesday.. Rain and or snow for Sunday.

Temperatures.. Staying below normal today climbing to above normal tonight into tomorrow morning. Cold next week with below normal temps for Tuesday through Friday.

Wind.. The calm before the storm now.. Increasing SE winds later this morning becoming strong SE by midnight peaking just after midnight with gusts to 90 KMH possible. Winds then shift to brisk-strong SW near noon tomorrow then NW by early evening. Winds remain brisk and gusty through Wednesday evening dropping off to light later Thursday and calm by Friday.

Hazards…  Plan to stay put by suppertime. Conditions will rapidly deteriorate after supper with accumulating snow and increasing winds giving wide spread blizzard conditions through mid-late evening and overnight. Very strong SE winds may also give power issues. Anticipate travel restrictions on the bridge so plan accordingly. Ice rafting along the north shore possible on Monday.

Watches/warnings.. Winter storm warnings in effect for PEI..

Forecast..

  • Today.. Increasing clouds with snow developing just after suppertime, increasing SE winds, highs -6
  • Tonight.. Snow, strong SE winds, giving extensive blowing and drifting snow, temps climbing to -2 by dawn.
  • Tomorrow.. Snow west, snow and rain central and east, brisk-strong SW winds, highs +2 for a few hours mid morning then falling back slowly.
  • Tuesday.. Sun and cloud, flurries, brisk NW winds, highs -12
  • Wednesday.. Sun and cloud, morning flurries, brisk NW winds, -13
  • Thursday.. Sunny, light-brisk WNW winds, highs -10
  • Friday.. Sunny, light west winds, highs -8
  • Saturday.. Increasing cloud, snow and/or rain late, SE winds, highs -3
  • Sunday.. Rain-snow ?? +5

 

Snow/wind event expected tomorrow night across PEI..

Saturday, February 23rd, 7:00am.. A large area of high pressure centered just west of Boston continue to drift eastward and will pass south of the Maritimes later today. Sunshine and light NW winds accompany this feature. Clouds will begin to spread across the region after midnight tonight in advance of an approaching low pressure system from the Great Lakes. Redevelopment will then take place near Cape Cod late tomorrow afternoon. This new low then becomes the primary storm as it tracks NE through southern/central NB on Sunday night into Monday morning. The storm moves into the Gulf of St Lawrence Monday afternoon. Snow from this system is expected to develop near suppertime tomorrow and possibly change to rain across eastern half of the island near dawn Monday. Very strong winds will also accompany this system. Conditions improve later Monday as this system pulls away. Cold sunshine for Tuesday through Saturday with high pressure in control.

Precipitation..  Snow begins suppertime tomorrow possibly changing to rain across central and eastern PEI near dawn Monday for a few hours then back to snow by noon before tapering to flurries late afternoon. Snowfall amounts are still unclear as the models are not in agreement with the change over to rain. If there is a change over then 10 cms snow and 10 mms rain. If change over does not happen then 15-20 cms snow possible.  Western PEI should stay all snow with 25 cms possible across west Prince.

Temperatures..Blow normal today, warm-up later tomorrow with temps possibly climbing slightly above zero across central and eastern PEI for a few hours Monday morning. The cold arctic air returns Tuesday and last all week. No real warm-up in sight yet……

Wind.. Light NW winds today, calm tonight into early tomorrow. SE winds develop noon tomorrow increasing through the day to become strong near midnight tomorrow night with gusts to 90-100 KMH possible. Brisk SW winds on Monday shifting to W-NW for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Hazards.. Snow event begins suppertime tomorrow especially for western PEI.. Very strong SE winds by late tomorrow night will give extensive blowing and drifting snow (Blizzard conditions). Expect bridge restrictions by tomorrow mid evening as winds pick Up.. Plan accordingly.  Travel will extremely difficult mid/late evening tomorrow. Plan to stay put. Wind may give power issues as well.

Watches/warnings.. Special weather statement still in effect. Expect this to be upgraded to possible warning later this morning. (Wind, snowfall)

Forecast..

  • Today.. Sunny, light NW winds, highs -7
  • Tonight.. Clear, calm winds, lows -15
  • Tomorrow.. Increasing clouds after sunrise,  snow by suppertime, increasing SE winds becoming strong by midnight with gusts to 90-100 KMH possible giving blizzard conditions late evening. highs -5
  • Monday.. Rain possible early then back to snow, brisk SW winds, highs +2 early
  • Tuesday.. Sunny, brisk W-NW winds, highs -12
  • Wednesday.. Sunny, brisk W-NW winds, highs -12
  • Thursday.. Sunny, brisk W-NW winds, highs -10
  • Friday.. Sunny, brisk W-NW winds, highs -10
  • Saturday.. Sunny, brisk W-NW winds, highs -7

 

 

Sunshine expected next couple days across PEI..

Friday, February 22nd 6:15am..  A low pressure system passed south of the Maritimes yesterday and dumped aprx 10 cms snow across the island. This system has now moved well east of NS although a few flurries linger. Skies will clear today as a large area of high pressure currently centered over the western Great Lakes approaches. This feature will move east and crest over the island Saturday night. Sunshine and light winds will accompany this system. Clouds will begin to spread across the island during the day Sunday as the next weather system approaches. This system will move across the western Great Lakes Sunday morning then redevelopment taking place over the Maritimes Monday morning. A wintery mix of snow and rain ix expected and will be depend on where and when this new system develops and the track it takes afterward. Bit too early to go into details but be ready for a possible snow event Sunday night into Monday. This system pulls away to the east later MOnday but lingering cloud and flurries expected. Also, It will be quite windy on Monday as well especially in the morning which could lead to blowing and drifting snow especially between midnight Sunday night til dawn Monday. Sunshine on Tuesday and Wednesday with high pressure passing overhead. Next system will be Thursday with some light snow.

Precipitation.. Some lingering flurries this morning but the trend will be for clearing. Snow begins Suppertime Sunday possibly changing to rain before dawn Monday. Best chance for this will be down east. Too early for snow amounts but could be significant. Snow or rain taper to flurries Monday afternoon. Flurries continue on Tuesday in the onshore NW winds especially for down east. Dry Wednesday.  Light snow on Thursday.

Temperatures… Few degrees below normal today through Sunday. Slightly above normal on Monday. Very cold again for Tuesday and Wednesday. A little warmer for Thursday but staying below normal through the week.

Wind.. Light NW winds today and tomorrow dropping off to calm tomorrow night. Light SE winds develop Sunday morning increasing to strong towards midnight peaking with gusts to 80-90 KMH possible just after midnight. Winds shift to SW on MOnday morning then NW for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Hazards.. Possible snow event begins Sunday evening. Strong winds Sunday night may give bridge restrictions. Plan accordingly.

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

Forecast..

  • Today.. Morning flurries clearing, Light NW winds, highs -7
  • Tonight.. Clear, light NW winds, lows -13
  • Tomorrow.. Sunny, light NW winds, highs -7
  • Sunday.. Increasing clouds with snow developing late afternoon, increasing SE winds, highs -5
  • Monday.. Rain and or snow, brisk-strong SW winds, highs +2
  • Tuesday.. Sun and cloud, chance of flurries down east, brisk NW winds, highs -15
  • Wednesday.. Sunny, diminishing NW winds, highs -14
  • Thursday.. Light snow, -6