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Environment Canada issues snowfall warning

Environment Canada issues snowfall warning

WEATHER ALERT
ENVIRONMENT CANADA
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Snowfall warning in force for:

  • Newmarket – Georgina, Northern York Region
  • Pickering – Oshawa – Southern Durham Region
  • Uxbridge-Beaverton – Northern Durham Region
  • Vaughan- Richmond Hill-Markham

Tonight will see significant snowfall.

What:
Snowfall amounts totalling 15 to 20 cm, with locally higher amounts up to 25 cm.
Heavy snow, sometimes with peak snowfall rates up to 2 to 3 cm per an hour, could reduce visibility.
Wind gusts up to 60 km/h can sometimes cause local blowing snow

When: Monday night through Tuesday evening

Discussion: Significant snowfall is expected from a low pressure system moving south of the Great Lakes. Monday morning commutes will be significantly affected by heavy snowfall. Local blowing snow is possible Monday afternoon and evening when there are strong northerly or northwesterly winds.

Traveling will be difficult due to rapidly accumulating snow. In heavy snow, visibility may be affected suddenly. This could have a significant effect on urban rush hour traffic. Take frequent breaks and don’t strain when clearing snow.

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Keep checking Environment Canada’s alerts and forecasts. Send an email to ONstorm@ec.gc.ca to report severe weather. You can also tweet your reports using #ONStorm

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