Special Weather Statement For Possible Heavy Snow Sunday Feb 17

Environment Canada is observing conditions which could result in a Snow Fall Warning being issued for Brantford, Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, and the Niagara Region including Grimsby, St. Catharines, and Niagara Falls. In an effort to keep area residents informed that things may escalate this afternoon they have issued a Special Weather Statement this morning.

The statement reads as follows;

 

Significant snowfall possible.

Localized pockets of flurries may affect areas near the west end of Lake Ontario this afternoon due to increasing northeast winds.

More widespread snow associated with a passing low pressure system is then expected to move into the region early this evening and end later Monday morning.

Snowfall amounts are generally expected to be in the 5 to 10 cm range. However, for areas stretching from near Oakville towards Hamilton and Grimsby, there is a possibility that amounts may approach 15 cm. In addition to the snow, gusty northeasterly winds will generate local blowing snow especially closer to Lake Ontario.

Travel may be hazardous at times today and especially tonight into Monday morning.

 

Should this be upgraded to a warning you can expect this page to be updated with that information and have it shared over to our social media pages. If significant snowfall occurs please take the appropriate safety measures.

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