Winter storm warning in effect for:
- Niagara Falls – Welland – Southern Niagara Region
- St. Catharines – Grimsby – Northern Niagara Region
Hazardous winter conditions are expected.
A developing winter storm over Missouri late this morning is tracking towards Southern Ontario. Snow associated with this storm has already begun across southwestern Ontario and will spread eastward today. The snow will continue until Monday morning. Total snowfall amounts are generally expected to be in the 15 to 25 cm range, although amounts approaching 30 cm may be possible, especially near the Great Lakes. Also, winds will strengthen and become gusty this afternoon and evening, reducing visibilities to 0.5 km or less in blowing snow. The combination of snow and blowing snow will make for hazardous travelling conditions.
The worst conditions are generally expected tonight.
Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight.
Winter Storm Warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.
SOURCE: Environment Canada
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