Alerts for: Elliot Lake - Ranger Lake
3:48 PM EST Friday 22 February 2019
Special weather statement in effect for:
- Elliot Lake - Ranger Lake
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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