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Toronto gets buried by snowstorm

A pretty substantial 2-day snowfall impacted the City of Toronto on January 27th-28th. January 27th snowfall came by way of lake-effect snowfall, dumping a good 20-25cm in the city. Early January 28th, a Clipper system impacted the city. Southerly winds provided the perfect scenario for lake-effect enhanced snowfall, dumping at least 40cm in the city itself. Total snowfall for both days should near or exceed 60cm of snow.

On top of the heavy snowfall, strong winds made for reduced visibility. The snowstorm prompt York University and Ryerson University as well as other school to cancel their evening classes due to bad weather.


5:25 PM EST Monday 28 January 2019 Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • City of Toronto

Hazardous winter conditions are expected. Snow at times heavy and blowing snow continuing tonight. Snow at times heavy will continue this evening and persist into Tuesday morning. Total snowfall accumulations of 15 to 25 cm are likely, with the highest amounts expected closer to Lake Ontario where extra moisture from the lake may boost snowfall amounts. Blowing snow will significantly reduce visibility to near zero at times. There will likely be a significant impact on the commute both this evening and Tuesday morning. The snowfall is the result of an Alberta Clipper that will cross the area. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.

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