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Default Re: Upcoming snowstorm February 7th/8th

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 WWCN11 CWTO 070943
 SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN
 ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
 AT 4:43 AM EST THURSDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2013.
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 WATCHES/WARNINGS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHERN ONTARIO...

SNOWFALL WARNING FOR:
 =NEW= CITY OF TORONTO
 =NEW= LONDON - PARKHILL - EASTERN MIDDLESEX COUNTY
 =NEW= OXFORD - BRANT
 =NEW= ST. CATHARINES - GRIMSBY - NORTHERN NIAGARA REGION
 =NEW= HALTON HILLS - MILTON
 =NEW= CALEDON
 =NEW= YORK - DURHAM
 =NEW= HURON - PERTH
 =NEW= WATERLOO - WELLINGTON
 =NEW= DUFFERIN - INNISFIL
 =NEW= GREY - BRUCE
 =NEW= BARRIE - ORILLIA - MIDLAND
 =NEW= BELLEVILLE - QUINTE - NORTHUMBERLAND
 =NEW= KINGSTON - PRINCE EDWARD
 =NEW= PETERBOROUGH - KAWARTHA LAKES
 =NEW= STIRLING - TWEED - SOUTH FRONTENAC.

      SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL OF 15 TO 25 CM TONIGHT AND FRIDAY.

WINTER STORM WARNING FOR:
 =NEW= CITY OF HAMILTON
 =NEW= BURLINGTON - OAKVILLE
 =NEW= MISSISSAUGA - BRAMPTON.

      SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL NEAR 25 CM AND BLOWING SNOW TONIGHT AND
       FRIDAY.

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 WATCHES/WARNINGS ENDED FOR SOUTHERN ONTARIO...

WINTER STORM WATCH UPGRADED TO SNOWFALL WARNING FOR:
       CITY OF TORONTO
       LONDON - PARKHILL - EASTERN MIDDLESEX COUNTY
       OXFORD - BRANT
       ST. CATHARINES - GRIMSBY - NORTHERN NIAGARA REGION
       HALTON HILLS - MILTON
       CALEDON
       YORK - DURHAM
       HURON - PERTH
       WATERLOO - WELLINGTON
       DUFFERIN - INNISFIL
       GREY - BRUCE
       BARRIE - ORILLIA - MIDLAND
       BELLEVILLE - QUINTE - NORTHUMBERLAND
       KINGSTON - PRINCE EDWARD
       PETERBOROUGH - KAWARTHA LAKES
       STIRLING - TWEED - SOUTH FRONTENAC.

WINTER STORM WATCH UPGRADED TO WINTER STORM WARNING FOR:
       CITY OF HAMILTON
       BURLINGTON - OAKVILLE
       MISSISSAUGA - BRAMPTON.

WINTER STORM WATCH ENDED FOR:
       WINDSOR - ESSEX - CHATHAM-KENT
       SARNIA - LAMBTON
       ELGIN
       STRATHROY - KOMOKA - WESTERN MIDDLESEX COUNTY
       SIMCOE - DELHI - NORFOLK
       DUNNVILLE - CALEDONIA - HALDIMAND
       NIAGARA FALLS - WELLAND - SOUTHERN NIAGARA REGION.

      THE POTENTIAL FOR WINTER STORM CONDITIONS HAS NOW ENDED IN THE
       AREA.

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 ==DISCUSSION==
 A LOW WILL TRACK NORTHEAST FROM TEXAS TO ILLINOIS TODAY THEN TRACK
 JUST SOUTH OF LAKE ERIE ON FRIDAY.

SNOW ASSOCIATED WITH A TROUGH AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM WILL START
 SPREADING INTO SOUTHERN ONTARIO FROM MICHIGAN AND LAKE HURON TODAY
 WITH A COUPLE CM OF SNOW POSSIBLE BY THIS EVENING IN A SWATH OF
 REGIONS EXTENDING FROM LAKE HURON TO WESTERN LAKE ONTARIO.

THIS LOW WILL INTENSIFY INTO A WINTER STORM AS IT APPROACHES SOUTHERN
 ONTARIO, WITH AN EXPANDING AREA OF HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO
 MOST OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO THIS EVENING AND PARTS OF EASTERN ONTARIO
 OVERNIGHT.  THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR DURING THE FRIDAY MORNING
 RUSH HOUR ALONG THE HIGHWAY 401 CORRIDOR FROM LONDON TO THE GREATER
 TORONTO AREA AND THROUGH THE GOLDEN HORSEHOE.  THE SNOW, HEAVY AT
 TIMES IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WELL INTO FRIDAY AS THE STRONG SYSTEM
 PASSES JUST SOUTH OF THE GREAT LAKES.  BRISK NORTHEASTERLY WINDS WILL
 ALSO RESULT IN LOCAL BLOWING SNOW IN MANY AREAS TONIGHT AND  FRIDAY.

MANY PARTS OF SOUTHERN AND EASTERN ONTARIO MAY RECEIVE 15 CM TO 25 CM
 OF SNOW FROM THIS STORM BEFORE IT ENDS FRIDAY NIGHT.  TOTAL SNOWFALL
 AMOUNTS WILL BE LOWER OVER AREAS TO THE NORTH OF LAKE ERIE DUE TO
 WARMER TEMPERATURES GIVING RAIN OR WET SNOW AT TIMES.  THE WINTER
 STORM WATCH HAS THUS BEEN ENDED FOR THESE REGIONS.

AREAS ALONG THE WESTERN SHORE OF LAKE ONTARIO MAY RECEIVE NEAR 25 CM
 OF SNOW DUE TO ENHANCEMENT IN THE COLD EASTERLY FLOW OFF OF LAKE
 ONTARIO.  ADDITIONALLY THESE WINDS WILL RESULT IN BLOWING SNOW WHICH
 MAY PRODUCE PROLONGED PERIODS OF REDUCED VISIBILITIES.  A WINTER
 STORM WARNING IS THUS IN EFFECT FOR THESE REGIONS.

TRAVELLING CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE AND BECOME HAZARDOUS IN THE
 SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW TONIGHT AND FRIDAY.  THERE MAY BE A SIGNIFICANT
 IMPACT ON THE COMMUTE TO WORK ON FRIDAY MORNING AND POSSIBLY FRIDAY
 AFTERNOON IN HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

REFER TO YOUR LOCAL PUBLIC FORECAST FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

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