Update: Winter Weather Statement: January 29-2018

January 29-2018
Update: Winter Weather Statement: January 29-2018
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An update has been issued by Environment Canada on January 29-2018 at 3:26 PM. The winter weather statement has been upgraded to a Snow Fall Warning. Warning is marked in RED.

Here is the Update:

A snowfall of up to 15 cm continues.

Snow moved into the region as expected and could be heavy at times before tapering off late this evening or overnight. Motorists and commuters should plan for challenging road conditions for the commute this evening, and allow extra time to reach their destination.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas.

Snowfall warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected.

Environment Canada has issued a winter weather statement on January 29-2018 at 8:10 AM. Snow and cold temperatures are moving in.

 

Original Post: 9:52 AM

Environment Canada has issued a winter weather statement on January 29-2018 at 8:10 AM. Snow and cold temperatures are moving in.

Driving conditions during this evening’s and tomorrow morning’s commutes will be hazardous.

Snow

The Weather Network forecasts the snow to start falling at 2:00 PM. Significant snow accumulation will occur from 4:00 PM and last until 10:00 PM. Early Tuesday morning snowfall should tapper off by 4:00 AM.

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Wind

The winds will be coming out of the north at 23 km per hour. The direction of the wind will limit lake effect.

Temperature

The temperature will continue to drop to minus 13. The windchill will make it feel 4 to 7 degrees colder.

Here is the Winter Weather Statement issued on January 29-2018 at 8:10 AM:

Winter returns with total snowfall amounts of 10 to 12 cm beginning this morning.

A cold front and associated weak low are expected to move slowly across Southern Ontario today. This frontal zone is forecast to become active and generate appreciable snow. It will begin this morning and continue into this evening before tapering off.

While most areas will receive a total snowfall of 10 to 12 cm, higher amounts of up to 15 cm are possible in a few localities.

Motorists and commuters should plan for challenging road conditions especially for the commute home from work this afternoon and evening. Poor winter driving conditions are expected.

As new alerts are issued, we will keep you informed.

Drive safely, and give yourself extra time.

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