Alerts for: Simcoe - Delhi - Norfolk

Warnings

10:32 AM EST Monday 24 November 2014
Wind warning in effect for:

  • Simcoe - Delhi - Norfolk

Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

A deep low from Texas will drag a sharp arctic cold front east across Southern and Eastern Ontario this afternoon. The front's arrival will be heralded by very strong and gusty southwesterly winds. Sustained wind speeds of 60 to 70 km/h with frequent gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are expected this afternoon and tonight. These winds will be strong enough to cause some tree damage, with a few power outages possible as a result. The strong and gusty winds will also result in difficult driving conditions, especially on highways exposed to strong cross winds.

The winds will slowly diminish later tonight or Tuesday morning.

Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds.

Wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required, so stay tuned to your local media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather to storm.ontario@ec.gc.ca or tweet with the hashtag #ONStorm.

 

Statements

12:10 PM EST Monday 24 November 2014
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Simcoe - Delhi - Norfolk

Very mild air makes a brief visit today, then windy and turning colder as winter returns by Tuesday.

A deep low pressure area over Northeastern Ontario will track northeast into Western Quebec this evening. The majority of the rain has moved off into Quebec, however some showers and even the chance of a thunderstorm will linger today producing local rainfall amounts of 25 mm. Very mild air will pay a brief visit to the regions today with temperatures getting into the low to mid teens in many areas, with even a few upper teens possible such as in the Cornwall area this afternoon.

Meanwhile, a sharp Arctic cold front will blast east across the regions later today. It will be heralded by strong and gusty southwesterly winds, with gusts of 80 km/h being common over Southern Ontario and in Eastern Ontario near the north shore of Lake Ontario. A few gusts of 85 to 90 km/h are quite possible in some exposed areas. These strong and gusty winds will result in difficult driving conditions, especially on highways subject to strong cross winds.

Wind warnings are in effect for some locales near the Great Lakes.

Winter will return quickly tonight with temperatures in the wake of the front falling to just below freezing tonight, except in Eastern Ontario where they will drop to the low single digits. The return of colder air will result in the lake effect snow machine starting up tonight, with flurries to the Lee of the Great Lakes developing tonight. Snow squalls are possible over areas east of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay on Tuesday. Snow squall watches and warnings may be required as necessary.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.

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