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

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning as of this afternoon. Mixed precipitation is in the forecast for Tuesday with 10-20cm of snow and ice pellets expected.

Warnings

4:34 PM EST Tuesday 12 February 2019
Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • City of Hamilton

Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

A winter storm with freezing rain and total snow and ice pellet amounts near 15 cm continues tonight.

Freezing rain continues late this afternoon and is expected to change to rain briefly early this evening before changing back to snow later this evening. An additional 2 to 4 cm of snowfall is expected.

Strong westerly winds gusting up to 80 km/h are expected near midnight. This will lead to reduced visibilities in local blowing snow tonight.

This weather is associated with a Colorado Low that will cross Southern Ontario tonight into Wednesday.

Warnings

4:34 AM EST Tuesday 12 February 2019
Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • City of Hamilton

Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

A winter storm with a combination of 10 to 20 cm snow, ice pellets and freezing rain is expected today into tonight.

Snow and local blowing snow will begin early this morning. Snow is expected to transition to ice pellets and then to freezing rain this afternoon. Freezing rain may persist for several hours before changing to rain or snow in the evening.

Additionally, strong easterly winds gusting up to 80 km/h are also expected this morning.

Total snowfall and ice pellet amounts of 10 to 20 cm are possible before ending Wednesday.

This weather is associated with a Colorado Low that will cross Southern Ontario tonight into Wednesday.

Warnings

3:18 PM EST Monday 11 February 2019
Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • City of Hamilton

Winter storm with a combination of 15 to 25 cm snow and ice pellets, possible freezing rain, and strong winds expected Tuesday and Tuesday night.

Snow and blowing snow will begin early Tuesday morning. Strong easterly winds of 40 gusting to 70 km/h will cause reduced visibility in blowing snow. Stronger wind gusts up to 80 km/h are possible near the shores of Lake Ontario.

Visibilities should improve during the afternoon as the precipitation changes to a mix of snow and ice pellets in the afternoon. Easterly winds should remain rather gusty.

Total snowfall and ice pellet amounts of 15 to 25 cm are possible before ending Wednesday. There is also a risk of freezing rain.

This weather is associated with a Colorado low that will cross Southern Ontario Tuesday and Wednesday.

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. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas.

Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.

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.

Watches

10:51 AM EST Monday 11 February 2019
Winter storm watch in effect for:

  • City of Hamilton

Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Watch for updated statements.

Please refer to the latest public forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through your local radio and television stations or Weatheradio.

Winter storm with a combination of 15 to 20 cm snow and ice pellets, possible freezing rain, and strong winds expected Tuesday and Tuesday night.

Snow will begin early Tuesday morning. Snow will mix with or change to ice pellets later Tuesday. Strong easterly winds gusting to 80 km/h will cause reduced visibility in blowing snow. Total snowfall and ice pellet amounts of 15 to 25 cm are possible before ending Wednesday. There is also a risk of freezing rain.

Localized power outages possible.

This weather is associated with a Colorado low that will cross Southern Ontario Tuesday and Wednesday.

Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays. 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@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

Source: Environment Canada

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