Snow Squall Warning and Travel Advisory Issued Across Ontario


Environment Canada has issued a snow squall warning for a significant area along the shores of Lake Huron, accompanied by a travel advisory for various parts of Ontario.

The warning area stretches from Grand Bend to Parry Sound, encompassing regions such as Huntsville, Barrie, and Waterloo Region. Additionally, a travel advisory has been issued from Woodstock to Cornwall, including cities like Guelph, Brantford, Hamilton, Peterborough, and Kingston.

Conditions conducive to snow squalls are expected to prevail from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday afternoon in the tri-cities region. The forecast suggests the potential for 15 to 35 centimeters of snow accumulation, with peak snowfall rates ranging between three and five centimeters per hour.

According to Environment Canada, a sharp cold front is anticipated to sweep southward through the area, triggering the formation of frontal snow squalls. Heavy flurries, coupled with northwest winds gusting up to 70 km/h, are likely to cause a sudden decrease in visibility to near zero.

Following the frontal snow squall, the region is expected to experience lake-effect snowfall. Environment Canada advises individuals to consider cancelling travel plans if feasible, given the hazardous conditions.

The travel advisory specifically addresses Guelph and extends across much of the Greater Toronto Area. It cautions of a brief period of heavy snowfall, resulting in an accumulation of two to four centimeters.

Residents and travelers in the affected regions are urged to stay informed about weather updates and exercise caution while commuting or undertaking outdoor activities during this period of inclement weather.


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