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Snow storm expected to have high impact on travel in Ontario, Quebec

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Dalia Ibrahim
Digital Reporter

Sunday, February 2, 2014, 9:29 -

People across Ontario and Quebec are being told to keep their shovels close as a "classic snow storm" approaches the region. 

"A Texas Low is forecast to track south of Lake Erie before dissipating as a new low develops off the coast of the Northeast US and tracks south of Atlantic Canada Tuesday night through Wednesday," said Weather Network meteorologist Doug Gillham. "This storm will bring moderate snow and gusty winds to Southern Ontario and Southern Quebec.”


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Weather Network Chief Meteorologist Chris Scott "kicked the hornets nest" last week when he tweeted about a potential storm to watch in southern Ontario Tuesday and Wednesday.

As the system approaches, Scott says confidence is growing for a classic snow storm, but says that snowfall amounts depend on the exact track of the system. 


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"There is still uncertainty as to whether this will become a moderate to heavy snowfall for the GTA due to uncertainty in the forecast track and how quickly the new low develops off the East Coast," added Gillham. "Heavy snow will fall south of border. If the forecast track of the low is adjusted 50–100 km further to the north, heavy snowfall will occur along northern Lake Erie, northern Lake Ontario (including the GTA) and into southern Quebec.” 

Residents are advised to monitor future forecasts as details on the storm's impact become clearer. 


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"Whatever the case, there will be enough major airport hubs affected to snarl air travel across North America Tuesday pm through Wednesday."

Watch Doug Gillham and Jaclyn Whittal talk about what the models were saying Saturday:

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