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Wind warning, snow squall watch in effect: Environment Canada

Wind gusts of up to 90 km/h, heavy and blowing snow are possible today, Environment Canada says
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WEATHER ALERT
ENVIRONMENT CANADA
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Wind warning in effect for:

  • Barrie - Collingwood - Hillsdale
  • Midland - Coldwater - Orr Lake
  • Orillia - Lagoon City - Washago

Strong winds today.

Hazards:
Strong wind with gusts up to 90 km/h.

When:
Early this afternoon through this evening.

Discussion:
A cold front will move through southern Ontario today bringing strong westerly winds.

Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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Snow squall watch in effect for:

  • Barrie - Collingwood - Hillsdale
  • Midland - Coldwater - Orr Lake
  • Orillia - Lagoon City - Washago

Conditions are favourable for a period of lake effect snow squalls off Georgian Bay beginning this evening.

Hazards:
Heavy snow and blowing snow. Snowfall accumulations exceeding 15 cm in 12 hours are possible.

When:
Snow squalls are expected to develop early this evening and continue into Tuesday.

Impacts:
Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some
locations. Travel may also be hazardous due to reduced visibility.

Discussion:
A sharp cold front will usher in much colder air this afternoon setting up ideal conditions for lake effect snow squalls.

Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather. 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.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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