Weather Update – February 12, 2019

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Winter Storm Alert

Winter Storm Warnings in Effect – For Southern Ontario

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – For the record, this is now day four. Northwestern Ontario is free of weather alerts and warnings. It isn’t that way for all of Ontario, more on that in a moment.

For Thunder Bay, Environment Canada is calling for a 40 percent chance of flurries this morning. The weather service says we can expect periods of snow beginning later this morning. Total accumulations of about 2 cm of snow are expected. Winds will become northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon. The high for Tuesday will be minus 6. The wind chill is going to be near minus 16.

When we commented that not all of Ontario is free of weather alerts, from the eastern side of Lake Superior through to all of southern Ontario there are weather alerts. Winter Storm Warnings are in effect for all of Southern Ontario.

 

The City of Toronto is under a Winter Storm Warning. For the entire region there is a winter storm with a combination of 15 to 25 cm snow and ice pellets, along with possible freezing rain, and strong winds expected today into tonight.

Environment Canada is predicting snow, at times heavy, will begin this morning. Strong easterly winds gusting near 70 km/h will result in sudden and significantly reduced visibility due to blowing snow. Stronger wind gusts near 80 km/h are also possible near the shores of Lake Ontario this morning.

Visibilities should improve during the afternoon as the precipitation changes to a mix of snow and ice pellets. There is also a risk of freezing rain later this afternoon.

Total snowfall and ice pellet amounts of 15 to 25 cm are possible by the time snow tapers to flurries on Wednesday.