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Alerts in Effect

Snow Squall Warning

Issued at 14:05 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 20 to 35 cm locally; 15 cm today, 15 to 25 cm tonight.
Wind gusts to 80 km/h.

Where:
Blowing snow will be most hazardous in open areas, such as along open fields. The heaviest snowfall accumulation is expected in an area that includes Kincardine, Ripley, Lucknow, Wingham, and Gorrie.

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

Discussion:
Snow squalls will continue through tonight off Lake Huron. 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 13:53 Monday 01 March 2021
Summary

Strong northwesterly winds today.

Winds are strengthening this afternoon, particularly along the shoreline of Lake Huron. Gusts up to 80 km/h can be expected at times. Winds will slowly ease later this afternoon into this evening.

Strong winds can 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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