Wednesday, March 26, 2014
BLIZZARD WARNING FOR PEI
How do they expect doxies to pee in a blizzard? This is our weather forecast for today….we live in Queens County...
4:26 AM ADT Wednesday 26 March 2014
Blizzard warning in effect for:
Queens County P.E.I.
Heavy snow and widespread blowing snow developing today.
This is a warning that blizzard conditions with near-zero visibilities are expected in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.
A low pressure system developing off the U.S. seaboard is forecast to intensify rapidly as it tracks toward the Maritimes today. The storm is expected to track east of Cape Breton Island tonight before moving on to Newfoundland on Thursday.
Snow is forecast to begin late this morning and then taper to flurries overnight tonight. The snow will change to rain over Kings County this evening then change back to snow overnight. Northeast winds will steadily increase during the day and will gust up to 110 km/h by this evening. These very strong winds combined with heavy snow will cause widespread whiteout conditions in blowing snow. In general 30 to 50 centimetres of snow is expected across the island however given the extensive blowing and drifting snow there could be significant variability in snow amounts received within any forecast region.
Additionally higher than normal water levels are expected later tonight mainly on the north shore. This may combine with increasing wave activity to give local flooding along parts of the shore. If forecast conditions worsen a storm surge warning may be required.