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Little impact expected on P.E.I. from nor’easter

- Reuters

A storm expected to paralyze the eastern seaboard should only dust P.E.I. with a “little brush of snow,’’ says SaltWire’s chief meteorologist Cindy Day.

Day says while the nor’easter could drop up to 20 centimetres of snow on parts of Nova Scotia, less than five centimetres are expected to fall on the Island.

The light dusting should begin Thursday in the late afternoon or early evening, she says.

Day adds gusts on P.E.I. will reach 40 to 50 km/h Thursday, serving up a “very raw and uncomfortable wind.’’

Prince Edward Island is dodging a real bullet.

“The meteorologists in the U.S. are saying this could be the most powerful snowstorm to hit the eastern seaboard in many years,’’ says Day.

“They’re expecting 60 centimetres of snow in upstate New York and 30 centimetres in Boston and New York City. So that is going to paralyze the eastern seaboard. They’re expecting 61 million people to be impacted.’’

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