Alerts for: Kirkland Lake - New Liskeard - Temagami

Watches

4:28 PM EST Friday 22 February 2019
Winter storm watch in effect for:

  • Kirkland Lake - Englehart

Winter storm with potential for freezing rain Sunday followed by snow and blowing snow.

Precipitation associated with a winter storm will begin as snow Saturday but may change over to ice pellets and freezing rain before changing back to snow by Sunday morning . Rain may also make a brief appearance in some areas Saturday night or Sunday morning.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.

Total snow and ice pellet accumulations from this storm will vary widely from 5 to 15 cm.

In addition, winds will gradually strengthen Sunday with gusts to 60 to 80 km/h possible through Sunday night into Monday afternoon resulting in very low visibility in blowing snow.

Rapidly accumulating snow and ice pellets and very low visibility in snow and blowing snow will make travel hazardous.

There is still some uncertainty regarding the track of this developing winter storm originating in Texas. Environment Canada meteorologists will continue to monitor this developing situation closely.

Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations.

Winter storm watches 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.

 

Statements

3:48 PM EST Friday 22 February 2019
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • New Liskeard - Temagami

Late winter storm with snow then freezing rain Saturday night into Sunday morning then strong winds with snow and blowing snow Sunday night into Monday morning.

Precipitation associated with a strong low pressure system will begin as snow by Saturday evening but is expected to quickly change to freezing rain or ice pellets and then to rain for a few hours onj Sunday.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.

The rain is then expected to change back to snow late Sunday afternoon or Sunday evening. The latest analysis suggests total snow and ice pellet accumulations in the 5 to 10 cm range by Monday morning.

In addition, strong winds will develop Sunday evening with gusts to 70 km/h possible Sunday night into Monday afternoon resulting in very poor visibility in blowing snow.

Visibility may be significantly and suddenly reduced to near zero making travel dangerous.

There is still some uncertainty regarding the track of this low pressure system originating in Texas. Environment Canada meteorologists will continue to monitor this developing situation closely.

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.

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