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Snow, snow, and more snow this week

There was snow, there was freezing rain, there was snow pellets, and P.E.I. can expect more over the coming week.

2 strong systems coming at end of week

The plows needed more time Monday morning. (Sarah MacMillan/CBC)

There was snow, there was freezing rain, there was snow pellets, and P.E.I. can expect more over the coming week.

The precipitation measured at Charlottetown Airport Sunday included 21 centimetres of snow and 6.6 millimetres of rain. The final result is a heavy mix that is difficult to move.

"Pretty big storm system that pushed its way through. I think on average most of us picked up anywhere from five, perhaps, up to 15 centimetres of ice pellets as well as snow, and that's a heavy snowfall," said CBC meteorologist Tina Simpkin.

The snow is going to continue to fall through the week with few breaks, she said.

"One system heads our way for tonight, that's weak, another one on Wednesday, another weak system," she said.

"But Thursday into Friday a strong system, and then again for the end of the weekend just to cap it all off, so get ready."

Snowfalls Monday night and Wednesday will likely only amount in a few centimetres, but more serious snowfalls are possible later in the week, she said. By the end of Sunday there could be another 30 centimetres of snow on the ground.

January has already been busy for snow.

Less than halfway through the month 62.2 cm has fallen, approaching the average of 73.3 centimetres for the whole month.

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With files from Island Morning

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