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East Royalty, PE
Alerts in Effect
Special Weather StatementIssued at 15:59 Thursday 27 January 2022
We are monitoring the development of what is expected to be a very intense winter storm that will impact the province on Saturday and into Sunday.
Snow will likely begin on Saturday morning, and very strong northeasterly winds will cause blowing snow in the afternoon. The snow is expected to change to rain late in the day, with some freezing rain and ice pellets during the transition.
Rain will change back to flurries early Sunday and then taper off later on Sunday.
Additionally, there is potential for storm surge and higher than normal water levels on Saturday afternoon, mainly for the north coast. Strong ice pressure and ice rafting is also possible.
Please monitor the future forecasts for additional details.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to PEstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #PEStorm.