- Category: Weather Warning
- Created: Wednesday, 15 March 2017 07:03
- Written by EON
Winter storm continues into today, but will likely ease off this afternoon.
Winter storm warning in effect for:
Brockville - Prescott
Gananoque - Mallorytown
Merrickville-Wolford - Kemptville
Westport - Charleston Lake
Hazardous winter conditions are expected.
An intense East Coast storm over Maine continues to move northward. Snow and frequent blowing snow will continue across much of Eastern Ontario with a few more centimetres of snow expected. This will bring total snowfall amounts from this storm to 15 to 30 centimetres in most areas. Higher total snowfall amounts of 30 to 40 centimetres are likely in some areas, especially near the St. Lawrence River.
Strong and gusty northwesterly 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 especially this morning. Travel is not recommended.
Note that Highway 401 is closed in both directions near Mallorytown.
The winter storm will come to an end later today as the snow begins to taper off and the low pressure area moves away.
Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.
Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.