MONDAY, Jan. 10, 2022, 2:36 PM — Bundle up, as wind gust values dip into the -20s to -40s over Ontario earlier this week, with snow shoveling 20- Threatens 30+ cm.
Snow warnings are in effect for Ontario’s traditional Snow Belt region, with bands of lake-effect snow and localized whiteouts in place throughout the day on Monday. Snow totals can exceed 20–30 cm in some places, with the risk of treacherous travel between heavy bands. Heavy snow is also possible in the Greater Toronto area on Monday afternoon, which can at times affect travel. A broader guarantee, however, would be falling temperatures, with Arctic air moving in, eventually reaching the eastern side of the country. With wind gusts approaching -20 for some, the day’s highs will drop to minus double digits. More on this wintry double whammy, below.
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A sharp cold front is bringing cold Arctic air to Ontario, with dangerous snowfall over Lake Huron and Georgian Bay to continue through Tuesday morning. The situation rapidly worsened late Sunday, and the localized whiteout will continue to bring some treacherous journeys on major routes and highways.
Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) says, “Visibility will sometimes drop to near zero in heavy snow and blowing snow. If visibility drops while driving, slow down, pay attention to the front tail light And be prepared to stop.” Snow Alert. “Rapidly accumulating snow can make travel difficult in some places. Consider postponing non-essential travel until the situation improves.”
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