Environment Canada issues ‘Snow Squall Warning’ for City of Hamilton [ ENDED ]

Environment Canada has ended the ‘Snow Squall Warning’ for the City of Hamilton.

Environment Canada has issued a ‘Snow Squall Watch’ for City of Hamilton

Warnings

7:51 PM EST Friday 28 February 2020
Snow squall warning in effect for:

  • City of Hamilton

Periods of brief but intense snowfall are expected. Visibilities will be rapidly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow.

Snow squalls this evening.

A well organized snow squall originating from Lake Huron has reached the region and will gradually move southward. This squall is capable of producing quick accumulations of 2 to 5 cm in an hour along with sudden reductions to near zero visibility in heavy snow.

This band is expected to move out of the region early tonight.

Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations.

Watches

9:17 AM EST Friday 28 February 2020
Snow squall watch in effect for:

  • City of Hamilton

Brief, intense snowfall is expected to develop. Under the snow squall, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow.

Snow Squalls expected late this afternoon into this evening.

A well organized snow squall originating from Lake Huron will move across the area late this afternoon into this evening. At this point, it seems very likely this band will impact the afternoon and evening commute for areas near the north shore of Lake Ontario. Areas further east along the St. Lawrence River might also be impacted as well.

This band will be capable of producing quick accumulations of 2 to 5 cm in an hour along with sudden reductions to near zero visibility in heavy snow.

Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.

Statements

4:57 AM EST Friday 28 February 2020
Weather advisory in effect for:

  • City of Hamilton

Winter Weather Travel Advisory in effect for this afternoon and this evening.

A well organized snow squall originating from Lake Huron will move across the area late this afternoon into this evening. At this point, it seems very likely this band will impact the afternoon/evening commute in the Golden Horseshoe from Oshawa to Hamilton. This band may also impact the 401 corridor from Oshawa to Kingston late this afternoon as well.

This band will be capable of producing quick accumulations of 2 to 5 cm in an hour along with sudden reductions to visibility in heavy snow.

The timing of this snowfall may potentially lengthen afternoon commute times significantly. Travelers are advised to exercise caution and allow extra time to reach their destination.

Source: Environment Canada

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