Multiple Warnings And Watches For The Weekend’s Winter Blast

10:25 AM EST Friday 18 January 2019
Winter storm warning in effect for:

City of Hamilton

Winter storm conditions expected Saturday.

Snow at times heavy is expected to develop early Saturday morning and taper off Saturday night.

Although the storm system responsible will track well to the south of the Great Lakes, northeast winds off Lake Ontario will pick up extra moisture resulting in higher snowfall totals. The latest analysis continues to suggest snowfall accumulations of 15 to 25 cm. Snowfall amounts should be considerably less north of Hamilton and Burlington.

In addition, strong northeast winds gusting to 60 km/h will generate widespread blowing snow and cold wind chill values near minus 20. Near zero visibility is likely at times.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight.
Winter storm warning in effect for:

Niagara Falls – Welland – Southern Niagara Region

St. Catharines – Grimsby – Northern Niagara Region

Winter storm conditions expected Saturday.

Snow at times heavy is expected to develop early Saturday morning and taper off Saturday night.

Although the storm system responsible will track well to the south of the Great Lakes, northeast winds off Lake Ontario will pick up extra moisture resulting in higher snowfall totals. The latest analysis continues to suggest snowfall accumulations of 15 to 25 cm. Snowfall amounts should be considerably less north of Hamilton and Burlington.

In addition, strong northeast winds gusting to 60 km/h will generate widespread blowing snow and cold wind chill values near minus 20. Near zero visibility is likely at times.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight.
Winter storm watch in effect for:

Burlington – Oakville

Winter storm conditions possible Saturday.

A major winter storm will track south of the Great Lakes this weekend. Snow associated with this storm will begin Saturday morning and taper off Saturday night.

Latest analysis suggests that the heaviest snowfall amounts will occur between Hamilton and the Niagara region where strong northeast winds will draw extra moisture from Lake Ontario. For these regions, a winter storm warning is in effect. However, it is still possible that accumulations exceeding 15 cm may affect the Burlington area as well as Haldimand county.

Amounts should drop off rather sharply north of Burlington towards Oakville.

In addition, strong northeast winds of 40 gusting to 60 km/h will generate blowing snow and cold wind chill values near minus 20.

Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.

Winter storm watches are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.

 

Special weather statement in effect for:

Caledon

Halton Hills – Milton

Mississauga – Brampton

Snow and bitterly cold temperatures expected this weekend.

Much of Southern Ontario will be on the northern fringe of a major winter storm tracking south of the Great Lakes this weekend.

Periods of snow associated with this weather system will begin Saturday morning and taper off late Saturday night. The latest analysis continues to suggest that snowfall amounts will range from 5 to 10 cm near Lake Ontario to 2 to 5 cm north of Highway 7. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.

Very cold temperatures and moderate winds of 30 gusting to 50 km/h will accompany the snow resulting in wind chill values in the minus 20 to minus 30 range. These very cold wind chills are expected to persist into Monday morning.

Blowing snow may also be an issue Saturday resulting in reduced visibility at times.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet

Special weather statement in effect for:

Brantford – County of Brant

Woodstock – Tillsonburg – Oxford County

Snow and very cold temperatures expected this weekend.

Southwestern Ontario is expected to be on the northern fringe of a major winter storm tracking well south of the Great Lakes this weekend.

Periods of snow associated with this storm will begin late tonight and continue into Saturday evening. The latest analysis continues to suggest that snowfall amounts will range from 10 to 15 cm near Lake Erie to 2 to 5 cm north of Highway 7.

Areas close to Lake Huron are also likely to receive additional snowfall accumulations on Sunday due to snow squalls.

Accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Also, surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.

Cold temperatures and moderate winds of 30 gusting to 50 km/h will accompany the snow resulting in some blowing snow as well as wind chill values near minus 20 Saturday. Even colder wind chill values approaching minus 30 are possible Sunday into Monday morning.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

Special weather statement in effect for:

Simcoe – Delhi – Norfolk

Snow and very cold temperatures expected this weekend.

Southwestern Ontario is expected to be on the northern fringe of a major winter storm tracking well south of the Great Lakes this weekend.

Periods of snow associated with this storm will begin late tonight and continue into Saturday evening. The latest analysis continues to suggest that snowfall amounts will range from 10 to 15 cm near Lake Erie to 2 to 5 cm north of Highway 7.

Areas close to Lake Huron are also likely to receive additional snowfall accumulations on Sunday due to snow squalls.

Accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Also, surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.

Cold temperatures and moderate winds of 30 gusting to 50 km/h will accompany the snow resulting in some blowing snow as well as wind chill values near minus 20 Saturday. Even colder wind chill values approaching minus 30 are possible Sunday into Monday morning.

Kitchener – Cambridge – Region of Waterloo

Snow and very cold temperatures expected this weekend.

Southwestern Ontario is expected to be on the northern fringe of a major winter storm tracking well south of the Great Lakes this weekend.

Periods of snow associated with this storm will begin late tonight and continue into Saturday evening. The latest analysis continues to suggest that snowfall amounts will range from 10 to 15 cm near Lake Erie to 2 to 5 cm north of Highway 7.

Areas close to Lake Huron are also likely to receive additional snowfall accumulations on Sunday due to snow squalls.

Accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Also, surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.

Cold temperatures and moderate winds of 30 gusting to 50 km/h will accompany the snow resulting in some blowing snow as well as wind chill values near minus 20 Saturday. Even colder wind chill values approaching minus 30 are possible Sunday into Monday morning.

Special weather statement in effect for:

Guelph – Erin – Southern Wellington County

Snow and bitterly cold temperatures expected this weekend.

Much of Southern Ontario will be on the northern fringe of a major winter storm tracking south of the Great Lakes this weekend.

Periods of snow associated with this weather system will begin Saturday morning and taper off late Saturday night. The latest analysis continues to suggest that snowfall amounts will range from 5 to 10 cm near Lake Ontario to 2 to 5 cm north of Highway 7. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.

Very cold temperatures and moderate winds of 30 gusting to 50 km/h will accompany the snow resulting in wind chill values in the minus 20 to minus 30 range. These very cold wind chills are expected to persist into Monday morning.

Blowing snow may also be an issue Saturday resulting in reduced visibility at times.

 

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Source Environment Canada

 

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