Special weather statements issued ahead of first snowfall for Toronto


Statements

5:18 PM EST Saturday 09 November 2019 Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Burlington - Oakville

  • City of Hamilton

  • Niagara Falls - Welland - Southern Niagara Region

  • St. Catharines - Grimsby - Northern Niagara Region

  • Dunnville - Caledonia - Haldimand

Potential significant snowfall on Monday

A developing system tracking along the east coast will bring snow into portions of southern Ontario Sunday night into Monday. Due to lake enhancement, areas near the Niagara region have the potential to receive near 10 to 15 cm snow by Monday evening.

There is still considerable uncertainty with regards to the track of this system thus the northern edge of significant snow. Travel may be impacted Monday due to the snow accumulation on the road.

It doesn't take much for major highways such as the 400 and 401 around Toronto to become a huge mess.This is why, especially on the first snowfall of the year, it's important to bring awareness to this upcoming snowfall.

NAM 3km snowfall simulation through Monday evening

There is still uncertainty about the exact track of the system, even if this event is 48hrs away. There is the possibility that the City of Toronto itself may not be too impacted by this. However, if only 5cm of accumulation occur on Monday, it could significantly impact the evening commute.