STORM WATCH: Major Winter Storm Begins Sunday Night
Updated: Jan 18, 2022
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Last Update: 11:26 AM, January 17 2022
A system will move into Southern Ontario on Sunday night, bringing major snowfall to parts of the region. The hardest hit areas will be Niagara, Ottawa and Eastern Ontario, where upwards of 40 cm is expected.
The height of this winter storm will be early Monday morning, where intense snowfall rates of near 5 cm/hour are possible, along with wind gusts of up to 65 km/h. Blowing and drifting snow, along with falling snow, will create blizzard conditions in many areas.
Non-Essential travel should be postponed until weather conditions improve. Road closures are possible.
There is still some uncertainty with the exact track of the system, so additional forecasts may be required to adjust snowfall amounts if necessary.
40 to 45cm: Coburg, Belleville, Kingston, Ottawa, Napanee
35 to 40 cm: St. Catharines, Welland, Cornwall, Brockville
30 to 35 cm: Oshawa, Peterborough, Barry's Bay, Bancroft
25 to 30 cm: Hamilton, Oakville, Toronto
20 to 25 cm: Simcoe, Brantford, Newmarket
15 to 20 cm: Woodstock, Kitchener, Keswick, Huntsville
10 to 15 cm: Stratford, Listowel, Orangeville, Barrie, Bracebridge
5 to 10 cm: Leamington, Rondeau Park, London, Hanover, Collingwood, Midland, Parry Sound
Trace to 5 cm: Windsor, Sarnia, Goderich, Kincardine, Tobermory, Owen Sound
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