Winter Storm Watch issued by Environment Canada: December 28, 2015

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Winter Storm Watch issued by Environment Canada: December 28, 2015
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Well – Winter weather had to happen eventually, and according to Environment Canada it will start tonight and last through this evening and into tomorrow morning. So grab your winter gear that is also water proof, because we are expected to get everything: Snow, Ice Rain, and Strong Winds.

Don’t forget to stock up on the essentials as outlined by Halton Region for your car as well as home. Should we receive significant snow fall you can follow the Town of Oakville’s Snow Tracker.

Be safe, and drive only if you have to.

Here is Environment Canada’s Weather Statement for Oakville, Ontario issued at 4:55 AM on December 28, 2015:

The first winter storm of the season expected to affect the area beginning this evening.

An intense Texan low pressure system is forecast to track towards the lower Great Lakes tonight. Snow is expected to develop this evening and quickly become heavy, accumulating some 5 to 10 centimetres before changing to ice pellets after midnight. The snow will be combined with strong easterly winds of 40 gusting to 60 km/h creating very poor visibilities in blowing snow later this evening into the overnight period. There is also a risk of some freezing rain. A changeover to rain is likely by Tuesday morning.

Significant impacts are expected for travellers, due to slippery roads, very poor visibilities and the fact this is the first significant winter storm of the season.

This is not a snowfall warning or winter storm warning because the threshold for snowfall is not expected to be 15 centimetres.

Travel adjustments are strongly urged to avoid the heaviest snow later this evening into the overnight period.

Environment Canada is closely monitoring the development of this winter storm. Warnings may be issued if snowfall amounts are significantly higher than forecast.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to storm.ontario@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #ONStorm.


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