Weather warning in effect for parts of Niagara Region.

Snow squalls have developed in a southwest flow off Lake Erie and may affect southern portions of the region including;

  • Niagara Falls
  • Welland
  • Southern Niagara Region

Under the snow squall bands, visibilities may be significantly reduced due heavy snow combined with blowing snow, and snow will quickly accumulate.

Local snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm per 12 hours may be expected along with low to nil visibilities with possible heavy and blowing snow.


The squalls are forecast to move south of the region Friday morning after a cold frontal passage.


Snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably, changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common.

Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.

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.

Snow Squall Warnings are issued when bands of snow form that produce intense accumulating snow or near zero visibilities.


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