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

Warnings

4:49 AM EST Tuesday 16 February 2021
Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • City of Hamilton

A major winter storm is expected.

Winter storm continues this morning.

Heavy snow is expected to continue this morning. Total snowfall amounts of 25 to 35 centimetres are expected before snow tapers off early this afternoon . Northeast winds gusting near 50 km/h will result in very poor visibility in blowing snow.

Even higher amounts of snow may be possible, up to 40 centimetres, in some locations due to extra moisture coming off Lake Ontario. Locally higher amounts may also occur on the higher elevations of the escarpment.

Local blowing snow may persist until this afternoon.

Warnings

2:25 PM EST Monday 15 February 2021
Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • City of Hamilton

A major winter storm is expected.

Winter storm tonight into Tuesday morning giving 25 to 35 cm of snow.

Heavy snow is expected to develop over the entire region this evening and persist into Tuesday morning where at least 25 centimetres of snow is expected. Northeast winds gusting near 50 km/h will result in very poor visibility in blowing snow especially from midnight to Tuesday afternoon.

Even higher amounts of snow may be possible, up to 40 centimetres, in some locations due to extra moisture coming off Lake Ontario. Locally higher amounts may also occur on the higher elevations of the escarpment.

Travel will be extremely hazardous until the snow moves east of the region on Tuesday morning. Local blowing snow may persist until Tuesday afternoon.

Warnings

3:13 PM EST Sunday 14 February 2021
Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • City of Hamilton

Winter storm likely Monday into Tuesday giving 20 to 30 cm of snow.

Two rounds of precipitation are expected with this storm. The first one is expected to begin early Monday morning with 5 to 10 cm likely by afternoon.

The precipitation may diminish in intensity during the afternoon, but another round of even heavier snow is expected to move in Monday evening and persist until Tuesday morning. An additional 10 to 20 cm is likely. Northeast winds gusting to 60 km/h will result in very poor visibility in blowing snow.

Even higher amounts may be possible in some locations due to extra moisture coming off Lake Ontario. Locally higher amounts may also occur on the higher elevations of the escarpment.

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 may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Source: Environment Canada

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