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Snow Squall Warning

Issued at 14:03 Monday 01 March 2021
Summary

Snow squalls and dangerous whiteout conditions today and tonight. This is a dangerous situation!

What:
Whiteouts due to blowing snow.
Total snow amounts of 10 to 20 cm locally; 10 cm today, 10 cm tonight.

Where:
Blowing snow will be most hazardous in open areas, such as along open fields.

When:
Now through tonight. The worst period of blowing snow is expected now through midnight.

Discussion:
Snow squalls will continue through tonight off Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. Widespread blowing snow and blizzard-like conditions is the biggest concern this afternoon and evening. Some areas may see heavy snowfall accumulation as well.
Whiteouts and dangerous travel conditions have been reported across the area this afternoon.

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Snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably; changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. Road closures are possible.

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

Issued at 14:01 Monday 01 March 2021
Summary

Strong winds this afternoon and early evening.

Strong west to northwesterly winds gusting up to 80 km/h will develop this afternoon, before diminishing this evening.

These winds may throw loose objects, cause tree branches to break and damage property. Power outages are also possible.

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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.



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