Alerts for: Huron - Perth

Warnings

4:51 AM EST Friday 09 December 2016
Snow squall warning in effect for:

  • Goderich - Bluewater - Southern Huron County
  • Stratford - Mitchell - Southern Perth County
  • Wingham - Blyth - Northern Huron County

Snow squalls off of Lake Huron have developed in a stiff and cold northwesterly flow in the wake of a cold front.

Latest weather radar shows a strong snow squall coming in off of Lake Huron between Amberley and Bayfield, extending inland to between London and Woodstock. Other snow squalls are coming in off of Lake Huron from Point Clark to near Sauble Beach.

The lake effect snow activity will continue through Friday with local accumulations of 15 to 25 centimetres possible in the strongest snow squalls. Should a snow squall lock in over a location for a few hours, local snowfall amounts near 30 centimetres are possible.

Dangerous winter driving conditions are expected in the snow squalls due to rapidly accumulating snow and local blowing snow. Motorists should consider changing travel plans accordingly.

The snow squalls are expected to slowly start drifting northward Friday night as winds become a little more westerly.

Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. Road closures are possible. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.cpio-tempetes-ospc-storms.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports to #ONStorm.

 

Watches

4:51 AM EST Friday 09 December 2016
Snow squall watch in effect for:

  • Listowel - Milverton - Northern Perth County

Snow squalls are expected to develop. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow, and snow will quickly accumulate.

Snow squalls coming in off of the Great Lakes may occasionally extend as far inland into the region today.

Motorists should be prepared for sudden hazardous winter driving conditions and allow extra time to reach their destination.

Snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably; changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.

Snow squall watches are issued when conditions are favourable for the formation of bands of snow that could produce intense accumulating snow or near zero visibilities.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.cpio-tempetes-ospc-storms.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports to #ONStorm.

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