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STORM WATCH: Winter Storm Begins Thursday

Updated: Feb 18, 2022

LAST UPDATED: 8:00 AM EST, February 18 2022

NEXT UPDATE: 9:00 AM EST, February 18 2022


***THIS STORM WATCH PAGE IS NOW ARCHIVED. A WEATHER SUMMARY WILL BE AVAILABLE ONCE DATA IS COLLECTED. FOR UPDATED INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEATHER PAGE.***


Discussion

The winter storm will move into Southern Ontario early Thursday morning. The precipitation will begin as rain and will continue for a few hours.


Near noon, temperatures will begin to fall across the region, which will force the rain to transition to freezing rain for Southwestern Ontario. Late in the evening, the precipitation will change to snow, which will be heavy at times. Snowfall rates may near 4 cm per hour.


Road conditions will deteriorate on Thursday night with the falling snow in addition to strong wind gusts, which will create blowing and drifting snow. The Friday morning commute will also be affected as the wind gusts will remain strong.



Rainfall Outlook

Area Breakdown

5 to 10 mm: Renfrew, Barry's Bay

10 to 20 mm: Ottawa, Cornwall, Midland, Barrie, Oshawa, Toronto, Oakville

20 to 30 mm: Windsor, Chatham, Sarnia, London, Simcoe, Niagara Falls, Kitchener, Hamilton, Kincardine, Goderich, Tobermory, Orangeville, Belleville, Kingston, Brockville, Bancroft, Huntsville, Parry Sound


Wind Outlook

Area Breakdown

80 to 90 km/h: Ottawa, Brockville, Huntsville, Parry Sound

90 to 100 km/h: Windsor, Chatham, Sarnia, London, Goderich, Tobermory, Orangeville, Barrie, Niagara Falls, Hamilton, Toronto, Oshawa, Belleville, Kingston


Freezing Rain Outlook

Area Breakdown

Trace to 2 mm: Windsor, Amherstburg, Goderich, Kitchener, Brantford, Simcoe

2 to 4 mm: Tilbury, Leamington, Woodstock

4 to 6 mm: Chatham, Sarnia, London, St. Thomas


Snowfall Outlook

Area Breakdown

5 to 10 cm: Tobermory, Parry Sound, Huntsville, Barry's Bay

10 to 15 cm: Goderich, Kincardine, Port Elgin, Owen Sound, Bracebridge

15 to 20 cm: Seaforth, Listowel, Orangeville, Barrie, Collingwood, Midland, Orillia, Bancroft, Renfrew, Prince Edward County

20 to 25 cm: Windsor, Chatham, Sarnia, London, Brantford, Kitchener, St. Catharines, Toronto, Oshawa, Newmarket, Peterborough, Belleville, Kingston, Brockville, Cornwall, Ottawa


* Lake enhancement is possible along Lake Ontario including Hamilton, Oakville and St. Catharines. 25+ cm is possible in these areas.



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