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Powerful storm is expected to bring up to 40 cm of snow and 100 km/h gusts to the island Sunday. Power outages possible.

Potential paralyzing storm to bring up to 50 cm snow, 100 km/h gusts to P.E.I.

Dalia Ibrahim
Digital Reporter

Saturday, February 14, 2015, 6:28 PM - Prince Edward Island is under a myriad of warnings as a low-pressure system tracks toward the region from the U.S. east coast.

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"With an ideal setup of an amplifying ridge in the jet stream over the Rockies, an arctic high will be propelled further south into the east, helping to rapidly intensity the system into what looks to be the strongest in this series of storms for Atlantic Canada," explains Weather Network meteorologist Erin Wenckstern. 

Snow is expected to start Sunday morning and taper to flurries on Monday. A period of rain is possible overnight Sunday for eastern regions.

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"Winds will gust anywhere between 80 to 100 km/h causing widespread whiteouts and possible ice pile-ups along the coast," adds Dr. Doug Gillham, another meteorologist at The Weather Network. 

Travel on Sunday and Sunday night is strongly discouraged and may indeed prove impossible.

Preliminary Snowfall Forecast 

  • Generally 30-40 cm across the island 

Wind Forecast 

  • Sunday: gusts 80-100 km/h, locally 120 km/h 
  • Monday: 80-100+ km/h 

Residents are advised to prepare for possible power outages and to monitor future forecasts for the latest warnings.

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