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

Warnings

4:59 PM EST Saturday 13 February 2021
Snow squall warning in effect for:

  • City of Hamilton

Snow intensity has diminished, but should restrengthen this evening.

The band of snow off Lake Ontario has weakened considerably this afternoon, although snowfall is expected to reintensify this evening.

An additional 10 to 15 cm of snow is possible in some locations before the snow tapers off later tonight. Blowing snow is also likely.

Travel will be impacted, particularly along portions of the QEW, where very heavy snowfall will result in reduced visibilities at times. Motorists are advised to exercise caution.

Warnings

8:27 AM EST Saturday 13 February 2021
Snow squall warning in effect for:

  • City of Hamilton

Flurries intensifying into snow squalls early this morning.

Flurries currently moving inland from Lake Ontario are forecast to intensify into an intense snow squall early this morning. This snow squall will affect the Burlington and Hamilton areas. This snow squall will likely remain over the area well into this evening before finally weakening tonight.

Under this snow squall local snowfall amounts up to 25 cm or more will be possible today, with additional snowfall amounts up to 10 cm possible this evening particularly for portions of Hamilton and Burlington.

Travel will be impacted, particularly along portions of the QEW, where very heavy snowfall will result in reduced visibilities at times. Motorists are advised to exercise caution.

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. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations.

Warnings

6:51 PM EST Friday 12 February 2021
Snow squall warning in effect for:

  • City of Hamilton

A snow squall band has developed between Stoney Creek and St. Catharines. This band is expected to remain in place tonight and then move northwest into downtown Hamilton Saturday morning. Under this snow squall band local snowfall amounts of 20 cm or more will be possible.

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. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations.

Watches

3:17 PM EST Friday 12 February 2021
Snow squall watch in effect for:

  • City of Hamilton

Lake effect flurries have tapered off this afternoon. However, it is likely that a snow squall will redevelop overnight or early Saturday morning, potentially bringing another local 20 cm or more of snow.

Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather. Visibility may be significantly and suddenly reduced to near zero. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.

Source: Environment Canada

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