Special Weather Statement Issued On Friday Feb 22 2019

With the lovely weather in the forecast for your Friday and Saturday it is hard to believe there is anything to watch out for in the forecast; however you may want to make sure your shingles are secure and you don’t leave any lawn furniture out for Sunday because Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for some upcoming winds that could cause some damage this weekend.

 

The statement reads;

 

Damaging winds likely on Sunday.

Damaging winds with gusts to 90 to 110 km/h are expected to develop Sunday afternoon after the passage of a sharp cold front. Areas near the Great Lakes are more likely to experience winds at the higher end of this range. The strong winds will persist through Sunday night and gradually weaken on Monday.

Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Power outages are also possible.

In addition flurries and blowing snow will develop Sunday afternoon. Local snowfall amounts in the 2 to 5 cm range are possible by Monday morning. More importantly, any fresh snow that falls will be whipped up by the very strong winds creating whiteout conditions at times.

Visibility may be significantly and suddenly reduced to near zero making travel hazardous.

 

Winds of those speeds can cause significant damage to a home and even more so if there is debris left out to be picked up by them. Be sure you don’t leave anything outside that could turn into a projectile on Sunday.

 

Further updates will be made on air and to this page should a Warning be issued.

 

Image and Information from Environment Canada.

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