Significant Snowfall Warning issued for Oakville: December 16 & 17, 2016

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Significant Snowfall Warning issued for Oakville: December 16 & 17, 2016

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Nolan A Machan

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Nolan Machan is the Publisher of OakvilleNews.Org and has over 41 years of local Oakville knowledge. He is committed to providing Oakville residents with the most up-to-date information about our great town.

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It appears that Oakvillians are in for a bit of snow starting on Friday afternoon, according to Environment Canada. This is the second warning this week; which hopefully, isn’t a forewarning for the Winter that is just about to start. However, for those of us who love skiing, tobogganing, snow-shoeing, and other winter sports this bodes well.

Something to keep in mind, the Halton Regional Police RIDE program is in full force, so best to keep a designated driver, taxi cab number or UBER app close at hand if you plan to do any drinking. If you don’t need to be out and about during the worst of the weather, stay home and enjoy a good book with a cup of tea. If you need to engage the children, why not do a bit of holiday baking with them. You’ve got sometime to co-ordinate everything tomorrow morning.

Here is Environment Canada’s forecast for Friday, December 16, 2016:

Another significant snowfall on the way Friday night into Saturday.

A Colorado low is expected to bring a large shield of snow with it, with snow arriving Friday night then continuing into Saturday.

Latest indications suggest 10 to 15 cm of snow may fall Friday night into Saturday. However as the low gets closer and moves into Southern Ontario Saturday, milder air will pay a brief visit causing the snow to change over to rain or a wet snow and rain mix.

Precipitation will change back to snow Saturday night as colder air returns in the wake of the low, with perhaps a couple more centimetres of snow possible.

There remains some uncertainty to the exact track of this low. A small change in the track will affect how much snow and then rain a particular location receives.

This snowstorm is expected to cause widespread poor winter travel conditions Friday night and Saturday.

Stay Safe!

 

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