Freezing rain & snowfall warnings ahead of Ontario storm

The same storm system that has impacted the High Plains and the Northern Plains of the United States over the last 48hrs is setting its sights on Ontario for Sunday/Monday.

Warnings


11:00 PM EST Saturday 30 November 2019 Freezing rain warning in effect for:

City of Hamilton

Several hours of freezing rain expected on Sunday.

Freezing rain and ice pellets are expected to move into the area early Sunday morning and persist for several hours before tapering off to freezing drizzle or flurries in the afternoon.

Several millimeters of ice accretion are possible over these regions with some areas possibly receiving a few centimetres of ice pellets in addition to the freezing rain. Strong wind gusts up to 70 km/h coupled with ice accretion on tree branches and power lines could cause power outages.

This wintry weather is associated with a Colorado Low that will track over Southern Ontario on Sunday.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and hazardous. Slow down driving in slippery conditions. Watch for taillights ahead and maintain a safe following distance. Beware of branches or electrical wires that could break under the weight of ice. Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.




Warnings


3:34 PM EST Saturday 30 November 2019 Snowfall warning in effect for:

Belleville - Quinte West - Eastern Northumberland CountyCobourg - Colborne - Western Northumberland County

Significant snowfall expected Sunday.

Significant snowfall is expected in the region beginning late Sunday morning or Sunday afternoon and continuing through the night before tapering off Monday morning. The bulk of the precipitation is expected to fall throughout the afternoon and evening on Sunday.

Total snowfall amounts of 15 cm are expected by Monday morning. Strong wind gusts up to 60 km/h and local blowing snow reducing visibilities are also possible. Travel on roads could become hazardous at times. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.