Messy Commute: Special Weather Statement

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Nolan A Machan

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We are in for a messy commute tomorrow morning. This weather system will effect the afternoon commute as well. Environment Canada issued a special weather statement on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 3:07 PM.

The Weather Network forecasts the snow to start falling at 4:00 AM. Snow tappers off by 5:00 PM. The wind will come out of the north, so there will be minimal lake effect. Temperatures will increase from minus 11 and steadily warm up to minus 5. Windchill will make it feel 5 degrees colder.

Environment Canada’s Special Weather Statement

Snowfall of 5 to 10 cm expected overnight into Wednesday.

Snow is expected to begin overnight across Southwestern Ontario and advance eastward to reach the Greater Toronto Area in time for the Wednesday morning commute. General snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm are likely by the time the snow tapers off Wednesday afternoon.

Areas close to the Lake Ontario shoreline may see slightly higher amounts due to extra moisture from the lake.

While snow amounts are expected to be below the snowfall warning criteria of 15 cm or more within 12 hours, the timing of the snowfall could affect road conditions and visibilities, especially during the Wednesday morning commute.

The region is on the northwestern edge of a storm system that will mainly affect the American side of the border.

So be prepared for a messy commute tomorrow morning and afternoon. Give yourself lots of time to get around. Traffic moves slower as the snow accumulates, and stopping distances increase.

Oakville News will update you, as new weather alerts are issued.

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