Thursday, March 23, 2017

Surprise Eastern Maritimes Blizzard event summary

Weather summary
for Prince Edward Island
issued by Environment Canada
at 12:26 p.m. ADT Thursday 23 March 2017.


An intense low pressure system approached the Maritimes on Wednesday
and passed east of Prince Edward Island Wednesday night into
Thursday morning. Snowfall amounts ranged from 8 to 30 centimetres
across the island. The combination of freshly fallen snow and very
strong winds produced widespread whiteout conditions Thursday

The following is a summary of weather event information received by
Environment Canada as of 09 AM ADT.

1. Summary of snowfall in centimetres:

Wellington 9
Summerside 14
New London 8
Bonshaw 15
Harrington 9
Charlottetown 20 to 30
Grand Tracadie 18
Stanhope 12
Caledonia 11

2. Summary of maximum wind gusts in kilometres per hour:

North Cape 93
Summerside 93
Maple Plains 70
Harrington 78
Charlottetown 78
Stanhope 72
St. Peters 69
East Point 87

Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial
information and does not constitute a complete or final report.