Warnings10:40 AM EDT Tuesday 11 March 2014Winter storm warning in effect for:Niagara Falls - Welland - Southern Niagara RegionSt. Catharines - Grimsby - Northern Niagara RegionHeavy snow and blowing snow Wednesday. Freezing rain possible just north of Lake Erie tonight.An intensifying low pressure from Kansas is forecast to track south of the Lower Great Lakes on Wednesday. Precipitation in the form of rain or wet snow as well as a risk of freezing rain is expected across portions of Southwestern Ontario and Niagara overnight, followed by a quick changeover to snow towards morning. The snow will quickly become heavy at times and continue east into the Kingston to Cornwall region through Wednesday with total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm expected by Wednesday night.In addition, brisk northeasterly winds will also cause low visibilities at times in blowing snow.Motorists should prepare for hazardous driving conditions tonight into Wednesday.
Statements12:34 PM EDT Tuesday 11 March 2014Special weather statement in effect for:City of HamiltonSnow and blowing snow Wednesday.An area of low pressure from Kansas is forecast to track south of the Lower Great Lakes on Wednesday. This system is expected to generate snow and local blowing snow for Wednesday for regions just north of Lake Erie and across the Niagara region where winter storm warnings are in effect. Snowfall will be somewhat less from Southern Lake Huron across the Greater Toronto area to Ottawa where up to 10 cm is possible. Amounts will trail off to 5 cm north of this tier of regions.Although most of the snow will fall during the day Wednesday, some wet snow is likely just prior to the changeover to snow Wednesday morning as colder air settles in. This could create rather hazardous commuting conditions from the Greater Toronto area southwestwards as roads may become slippery with some of the initial accumulating snow turning to ice. Motorists are advised to exercise caution when travelling or commuting due to poor visibilities in snow and blowing snow and slippery roads.The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.
Lots here too. Some of these birds are going to get a shock tomorrow!