Cold windy conditions continue across PEI next couple days..

Sunday, February 10th 8:15am.. Cold windy Arctic air continues to effect the island as a strong stationary storms spins just off the cost of Labrador. This system will actually begin to drift slowly SE towards northern Newfoundland which will maintain the strong NW winds across the island especially down towards East Point. A large area of high pressure will gradually move SE out of Quebec and should crest over the island late Tuesday which will allow the winds to drop off to calm. Skies will cloud up during the day on Tuesday as our next potential winter storm approaches. This system will be in the lower Great Lakes Tuesday night but secondary low pressure will develop near Cape Cod by early Wednesday morning. This new system will then move NE along the coast of NS during the day on Wednesday which will result in a colder scenario making this a snow event for the island. There could be some rain across extreme eastern PEI but looking white rather than wet. Clean up day on Thursday as high pressure approaches which will crest over the island on Friday morning. Skies once again cloud up later Friday as the next weather system approaches from the Great Lakes. This scenario appears to be warmer with the initial storm passing to our NW but secondary low pressure develops again in the Gulf of Maine Sunday morning and track across NB which will start to cool the Maritimes down allowing any rain to change back to snow. This looks like another complex weather system and will be watched. Lets first get through Wednesday’s snow event.

Precipitation… Snow begins near dawn Wednesday morning tapering to flurries Wednesday night into Thursday morning giving 20-25 cms. Amounts could be lower down east where some rain may get mixed in. Flurries end in Thursday. Dry Friday. Rain develops on Saturday changing to flurries pr periods of snow on Sunday as temps slowly fall.

Temperatures.. A few more days of the cold arctic air. Temps moderate on Wednesday but still cold enough for snow. Another brief cool down for Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon then another warm-up Friday evening through Sunday night. Cool down back to normal for Monday.

Wind.. Brisk-strong WNW winds will continue today but should slowly diminish through later this afternoon tonight tomorrow becoming clam by Tuesday afternoon. Brisk easterlies develop on Wednesday shifting to northerly on Thursday.

Hazards.. Bridge restrictions are in effect as winds continue to gust in excess of 100 kmh. Winds will slowly diminish this afternoon. Cold air and high winds will give wind chill values in the -20/-25 range for the next couple days. Snow event on Wednesday.

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

Forecast..

  • Today.. Sunny, brisk-strong WNW winds, highs -9
  • Tonight.. Clear, brisk-strong WNW winds, highs -15
  • Tomorrow.. Sunny, brisk- strong NW winds, highs -14
  • Tuesday.. Sunny, increasing clouds late, diminishing NW winds becoming calm by suppertime, highs -10
  • Wednesday.. Snow 20-25 cms. brisk east winds, highs -4 by mid evening.
  • Thursday.. Morning flurries, clearing, diminishing north winds, cool down through the day. temps falling from -6 at breakfast to -14 by suppertime.
  • Friday.. Sunny, clouds late, calm winds, warm-up through the day with highs -3 by mid evening.
  • Saturday.. Rain, brisk SE winds, highs +5 late day
  • Sunday.. Periods of snow or rain, Brisk south winds, highs +1
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