Special Weather Statement And Snowfall Warnings In Effect Wednesday Feb 27 2019

There is a Snowfall event in the forecast Today as some areas are expecting up to or exceeding 15 cm of Snow over the course of the day, which has resulted in Environment Canada issuing Special Weather Statements as well as Snowfall Warnings for different regions of Southern Ontario.

 

This includes the Brantford/Brant County region which is under a Special Weather Statement today;

 

A significant snowfall is expected today.

Snow is expected begin early this morning and will continue through the day before ending in the evening.

Many areas will receive near 10 centimetres of snow by this evening. Higher amounts up to 15 cm are possible over a few locales, especially near Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.

The heaviest snow is most likely to fall this afternoon, resulting in a significant impact on the commute home late in the day. Untreated roads may become snow covered and slippery. Motorists should allow extra time to reach their destination.

This snow event will be from yet another in a series of low pressure systems which have formed over the Southern Plains States. This latest low will pass by just to the south of Lake Erie.

 

The more significant Snowfall Warning is currently in effect for Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Toronto, as well as the York and Niagara regions, and it reads;

 

Significant snowfall of near 15 cm today.

Snow will reach the Golden Horseshoe early this morning and will continue through the day before ending this evening.

Many areas will receive near 15 centimetres of snow by this evening. Locally higher amounts of 20 cm are possible near the west end of Lake Ontario.

The heaviest snow is most likely to fall this afternoon, resulting in a significant impact on the commute home late in the day. Motorists should allow extra time to reach their destination.

This snow event will be from yet another in a series of low pressure systems which have formed over the Southern Plains States. This latest low will pass by just to the south of Lake Erie.

Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.

 

Be prepared for snow to be an issue on your afternoon drive but to also impact certain schedules beyond travel Today.

 

Image and Information from Environment Canada.

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