A Snow Squall Watch Is In Effect – 10-20cm Of Snow Possible In Some Areas

There is a snowsquall watch in effect for the western parts of Southern Ontario. Environment Canada says Lake effect snow today through early tomorrow morning will create poor visibility and locally 10 to 20 cm of snow expected. Whiteout conditions in heavy and blowing snow is possible. Heavy flurries will start later this morning and last through tonight. The worst snow squall conditions are expected later this afternoon and this evening.

4:20 AM EST Tuesday 17 November 2020
Snow squall watch in effect for:

  • Kitchener – Cambridge – Region of Waterloo
  • Mount Forest – Arthur – Northern Wellington County
  • Saugeen Shores – Kincardine – Southern Bruce County
  • Goderich – Bluewater – Southern Huron County
  • Listowel – Milverton – Northern Perth County
  • Stratford – Mitchell – Southern Perth County
  • Wingham – Blyth – Northern Huron County
  • London – Parkhill – Eastern Middlesex County
  • Brantford – County of Brant
  • Woodstock – Tillsonburg – Oxford County

Lake effect snow today through early Wednesday morning; poor visibility and locally 10 to 20 cm of snow expected.

Hazards:
Whiteout conditions in heavy and blowing snow
Snowfall amounts of 10 to 20 cm locally

Timing:
Heavy flurries will start later this morning and last through tonight. The worst snow squall conditions are expected later this afternoon and this evening.

Impacts:
Motorists should be prepared for hazardous winter driving conditions.

Snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably; changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.

 

3:48 AM EST Tuesday 17 November 2020
Weather advisory in effect for:

  • Innisfil – New Tecumseth – Angus
  • Shelburne – Mansfield – Northern Dufferin County
  • Bruce Peninsula – Sauble Beach – Tobermory
  • Hanover – Dundalk – Southern Grey County
  • Owen Sound – Blue Mountains – Northern Grey County
  • Barrie – Collingwood – Hillsdale
  • Midland – Coldwater – Orr Lake
  • Orillia – Lagoon City – Washago

Winter Weather Travel Advisory in effect for today. This Winter Weather Travel Advisory is changed from a Snow Squall Watch that was previously in effect.
Brief periods of low visibility in heavy flurries are expected; locally 5 to 15 cm of snow is possible.

Hazards:
Brief periods of low visibility in heavy snow and blowing snow
Snowfall amounts of 5 to 15 cm locally

Timing:
Heavy flurries will last through this morning. More heavy flurries are possible this afternoon and early this evening.

Impacts:
Motorists should be prepared for hazardous winter driving conditions. The morning commute may be impacted.

Photo Credit: Environment Canada

 

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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan