Winter storm conditions beginning tonight, Environment Canada issues warning




Issued By

Meteorological Service of Canada, CA, Environment Canada

Affected Area

Mississauga – Brampton

Description

Winter storm conditions beginning tonight. Hazards: Total snowfall amounts of 20 to 30 cm. Snow, at times heavy, with peak snowfall rates of 3 to 5 cm per hour possible Monday morning, which will significantly reduce visibilities. Local blowing snow at times due to winds gusting up to 60 km/h. When: Tonight through Monday evening. Discussion: A low pressure system tracking south of the Great Lakes will bring significant snowfall to the region. Heavy snow will likely significantly impact the Monday morning commute. Local blowing snow is also possible Monday afternoon and evening with gusty northerly to northwesterly winds. This winter storm warning has been upgraded from a snowfall warning that was previously in effect. Impacts: ### Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.