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Alerts in Effect

Snow Squall Warning

Issued at 18:06 Monday 01 March 2021
Summary

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

What:
Whiteouts due to blowing snow.
Total snow amounts of 15 to 25 cm locally.

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. The most persistent heavier snow is expected this evening.

Discussion:
Snow squalls will continue through tonight off Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. Widespread blowing snow and possible blizzard-like conditions is the biggest concern. 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.

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.

Wind Warning

Issued at 18:24 Monday 01 March 2021
Summary

Potentially damaging winds into this evening.

Winds have strengthened this afternoon, particularly along the shorelines of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. Gusts up to 90 km/h can be expected at times. Winds will slowly ease this evening.

Power outages are possible.

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Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.

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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