- Category: Weather Warning
- Created: Tuesday, 14 March 2017 10:34
- Written by EON
Hazardous winter conditions are expected. Major winter storm today and tonight.
A low pressure system off the North Carolina coast will sail northeast towards New England and intensify into a major winter storm. Eastern Ontario is often close enough to the track of such a winter storm and this case is no exception.
Snow, heavy at times, and frequent blowing snow will reach Eastern Ontario this morning and continue through tonight. A widespread 15 to 25 centimetre snowfall is expected. Total snowfall amounts reaching 30 centimetres are possible in a few locales especially near the St. Lawrence River.
Strong and gusty northeasterly winds will whip up the freshly fallen snow resulting in frequent blowing snow in most areas.
This winter storm will result in dangerous winter travelling conditions with very low to at times nil visibility possible in heavy snow and blowing snow in many areas. Travel is not recommended.
The winter storm will come to an end later on Wednesday as the snow begins to taper off and the low pressure area moves away.
Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.
Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.