WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT for the City of Hamilton [ENDED]

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning as of this morning. Snow at times heavy is expected to develop early Saturday morning and taper off Saturday night.

Warnings

4:00 PM EST Saturday 19 January 2019
Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • City of Hamilton

Winter storm conditions will continue tonight.

Snow at times heavy and blowing snow will continue this evening and begin to taper off late tonight or early Sunday morning.

Although the storm system responsible is tracking well to the south of the Great Lakes, northeast winds off Lake Ontario are picking up extra moisture resulting in higher snowfall totals.

Winds are forecast to gradually begin to shift to a more north to northeasterly direction late this evening. As a result, the very heavy snow near the western end of Lake Ontario will diminish somewhat toward midnight. However, conditions will likely worsen for a period tonight over much of Niagara region.

Additional snowfall accumulations of 10 to 15 cm are expected. Locally higher amounts of 20 cm are possible. Amounts will be considerably less for areas north of Hamilton and Burlington

In addition, strong winds gusting to 60 km/h will generate widespread blowing snow and cold wind chill values in the minus twenties. Near zero visibility is likely at times.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

Warnings

5:54 AM EST Friday 18 January 2019
Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • City of Hamilton

Winter storm conditions expected Saturday.

Snow at times heavy is expected to develop early Saturday morning and taper off Saturday night.

Although the storm system responsible will track well to the south of the Great Lakes, northeast winds off Lake Ontario will pick up extra moisture resulting in higher snowfall totals. The latest analysis continues to suggest snowfall accumulations of 15 to 25 cm. Snowfall amounts should be considerably less north of Hamilton and Burlington.

In addition, strong northeast winds gusting to 60 km/h will generate widespread blowing snow and cold wind chill values near minus 20. Near zero visibility will be likely at times.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. 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.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

Source: Environment Canada

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