Oakville Weather Advisories for February 8, 2015: Freezing Drizzle & Blowing Snow

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Oakville Weather Advisories for February 8, 2015: Freezing Drizzle & Blowing Snow
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Environment Canada has issued to Weather Advisories for Oakville, Ontario at 10:00, February 8, 2015. 
Blowing Snow Advisory from Environment Canada:

Periods of snow mixed with ice pellets and freezing drizzle will continue today, with precipitation changing over to all snow by this evening. Brisk northeasterly winds gusting to 60 km/h will result in blowing snow today, with blowing snow becoming more frequent after the ice pellets move out by this evening.

Visibility will often be reduced to 500 metres or less in blowing snow especially in areas directly exposed to the strong winds off of Lake Ontario today and especially tonight. Motorists should allow extra time to reach their destination or adjust travel plans accordingly.

Blowing snow will slowly become less frequent on Monday as winds diminish a little.

Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations. Visibility may be significantly and suddenly reduced to near zero. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.

Weather Advisories for blowing snow are issued when winds are expected to create blowing snow giving poor visibility to 800 metres or less for at least 3 hours.

Freezing Drizzle Advisory from Environment Canada:

There have been several reports of steady freezing drizzle over the Greater Toronto Area north towards Collingwood and over southwestern Ontario. Thus the Freezing Drizzle advisory has been expanded. As colder air creeps in from the north precipitation is expected to switch over to light snow later this afternoon.

As a result icy conditions on untreated roads and sidewalks will result in locally hazardous travelling conditions. The freezing drizzle will be mixed with some snow and ice pellets at times.

Freezing drizzle can produce thin, hard to detect layers of ice. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas.

So prepare yourself for this weather. Get the salt ready, lift up your windshield wipers, and don’t forget your winter safety kit. Better yet, you just might want to stay home.


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Readers Comments (1)

  1. Zareen says:

    I wish School close tomorrow,because there will be dangerous driving condition in the morning and difficult to walk to school.

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