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Old 12-13-2013, 02:10 AM
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Default Nov. 13/14/15 - snowfall

Code:
799 
 WOCN11 CWTO 122104
 SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
 ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
 AT 4:04 PM EST THURSDAY 12 DECEMBER 2013.
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------
 SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR:
 =NEW= CITY OF TORONTO
 =NEW= WINDSOR - ESSEX - CHATHAM-KENT
 =NEW= SARNIA - LAMBTON
 =NEW= ELGIN
 =NEW= LONDON - MIDDLESEX
 =NEW= SIMCOE - DELHI - NORFOLK
 =NEW= DUNNVILLE - CALEDONIA - HALDIMAND
 =NEW= OXFORD - BRANT
 =NEW= NIAGARA
 =NEW= CITY OF HAMILTON
 =NEW= HALTON - PEEL
 =NEW= YORK - DURHAM
 =NEW= HURON - PERTH
 =NEW= WATERLOO - WELLINGTON
 =NEW= DUFFERIN - INNISFIL
 =NEW= BELLEVILLE - QUINTE - NORTHUMBERLAND
 =NEW= KINGSTON - PRINCE EDWARD.

             WIDESPREAD SNOWFALL EVENT POSSIBLE THIS WEEKEND.

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 ==DISCUSSION==

A DISTURBANCE FORECAST TO EMERGE FROM THE SOUTHERN PLAINS STATES
 IS FORECAST TO TRACK NORTHEAST TOWARDS THE GREAT LAKES FRIDAY.
 LATEST INDICATIONS SUGGEST THIS LOW WILL FOLLOW A PATH ACROSS
 CENTRAL OHIO SATURDAY TO CENTRAL NEW YORK STATE BY SUNDAY  MORNING.

AS A RESULT, SNOW AHEAD OF THIS DISTURBANCE IS EXPECTED TO REACH
 SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO FRIDAY NIGHT THEN SPREAD NORTHEAST INTO THE
 REMAINDER OF THE REGIONS ON SATURDAY.

CURRENT INDICATIONS SUGGEST A 5 TO 10 CM SNOWFALL EVENT FOR MANY
 AREAS BY SATURDAY NIGHT. THIS COULD BE THE FIRST SIGNIFICANT
 SNOWFALL OF THE SEASON FOR SOME LOCALES INCLUDING WINDSOR,
 KITCHENER-WATERLOO, HAMILTON AND TORONTO WHICH SO FAR HAVE ESCAPED
 MOST OF THE LAKE EFFECT SNOWSTORMS EXPERIENCED OVER THE PAST COUPLE
 OF WEEKS.

THERE IS SOME POTENTIAL FOR LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS OF SNOW FROM
 THIS SYSTEM IN AREAS AROUND THE WEST END OF LAKE ONTARIO, AS COLD
 EASTERLY WINDS PICK UP EXTRA MOISTURE FROM THE RELATIVELY MILD
 WATERS OF THE LAKE. AREAS NEAR THE NORTH SHORE OF LAKE ERIE MAY ALSO
 RECEIVE HIGHER AMOUNTS AS THEY WILL BE CLOSEST TO THE TRACK OF THE
 LOW.

HOW FAR NORTH THE SNOW SPREADS INTO THE REGIONS AND THE TOTAL
 SNOWFALL AMOUNTS RECEIVED WILL DEPEND ON THE EXACT TRACK AND
 INTENSITY OF THIS DISTURBANCE. IF THE LOW PRESSURE CENTRE TRACKS A
 LITTLE FURTHER NORTH THAN CURRENTLY EXPECTED, TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS
 MAY BE SOMEWHAT HIGHER BY SUNDAY MORNING.

MOTORISTS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR POOR WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS
 AFTER THE SNOW ARRIVES BY SATURDAY.

THE PUBLIC IS ADVISED TO MONITOR FUTURE FORECASTS AND WARNINGS AS
 WARNINGS MAY BE REQUIRED OR EXTENDED.

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Code:
095 
 WWCN11 CWTO 122156
 SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN
 ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
 AT 4:56 PM EST THURSDAY 12 DECEMBER 2013.
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------
 WATCHES/WARNINGS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHERN ONTARIO...

SNOW SQUALL WARNING FOR:
 =NEW= NIAGARA FALLS - WELLAND - SOUTHERN NIAGARA REGION
       SAUGEEN SHORES - KINCARDINE - SOUTHERN BRUCE COUNTY
       BRUCE PENINSULA - SAUBLE BEACH - TOBERMORY
       OWEN SOUND - BLUE MOUNTAINS - NORTHERN GREY COUNTY
       PARRY SOUND - MUSKOKA
       BURK'S FALLS - BAYFIELD INLET.

      1.  SNOW SQUALL FROM LAKE ERIE INTO SOUTHERN NIAGARA.

      A VERY STRONG SNOW SQUALL FROM LAKE ERIE IS DRIFTING NORTHWARD
       AND IS NOW AFFECTING COMMUNITIES NEAR THE LAKE ERIE SHORE.
       LOCAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 15 CM ARE QUITE POSSIBLE THIS EVENING
       BEFORE THE SNOW SQUALL STARTS TO DRIFT BACK TO THE SOUTH OUT OF
       THE REGION OVERNIGHT.

      IN ADDITION VERY STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL CAUSE NEAR ZERO
       VISIBILITY IN BLOWING SNOW.  MOTORISTS PLANNING TRAVEL INTO
       LOCALES SOUTH OF NIAGARA FALLS SHOULD EXPECT DANGEROUS WINTER
       DRIVING CONDITIONS FROM BURSTS OF HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW,
       AND ADJUST TRAVEL PLANS ACCORDINGLY.

      2.  SNOW SQUALLS ENDING TONIGHT EAST OF GEORGIAN BAY AND FRIDAY
       MORNING EAST OF LAKE HURON.

      A STIFF AND COLD WESTERLY FLOW OVER THE OPEN WATERS OF LAKE
       HURON AND GEORGIAN BAY CONTINUES TO GENERATE FLURRIES AND SNOW
       SQUALLS.  THE HEAVIEST SNOW SQUALLS ARE CROSSING THE BRUCE
       PENINSULA AND THEN COMING ASHORE AGAIN FROM HONEY HARBOUR TO
       BRITT.  ANOTHER SNOW SQUALL IS COMING ASHORE OFF OF LAKE HURON
       NEAR KINCARDINE AND EXTENDING EAST ACROSS OWEN SOUND INTO
       GEORGIAN BAY.  SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 15 CM PER 12 HOURS ARE
       POSSIBLE IN THE HEAVIEST SNOW SQUALLS.  SHOULD A SNOW SQUALL
       BECOME STATIONARY FOR A FEW HOURS, LOCAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF
       30 CM BY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING ARE QUITE POSSIBLE.

      LOW TO NIL VISIBILITIES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW CONTINUE TO
       CAUSE DANGEROUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS.

      THIS IS A MULTI-DAY EVENT IN WHICH SNOW SQUALLS ARE EXPECTED TO
       BEGIN DRIFTING SOUTHWARD TONIGHT.  TOTAL LOCAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS
       OF 60 CM OR GREATER FROM THIS EVENT MAY BE REACHED BY FRIDAY
       MORNING.

SNOW SQUALL WATCH FOR:
       HURON - PERTH
       MOUNT FOREST - ARTHUR - NORTHERN WELLINGTON COUNTY
       DUFFERIN - INNISFIL
       HANOVER - DUNDALK - SOUTHERN GREY COUNTY
       BARRIE - ORILLIA - MIDLAND.

      FLURRIES WITH RISK OF SNOW SQUALLS TONIGHT INTO EARLY  FRIDAY.

      STIFF AND COLD WESTERLY WINDS CONTINUE TO GENERATE LAKE EFFECT
       FLURRIES OFF THE RELATIVELY MILD OPEN WATERS OF LAKE HURON AND
       GEORGIAN BAY.  THE FLURRIES ARE EXPECTED TO BE HEAVY AT TIMES
       WITH LOCAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 5 TO 10 CM QUITE POSSIBLE.
       SNOW SQUALLS MAY OCCASIONALLY AFFECT THESE REGIONS TONIGHT INTO
       EARLY FRIDAY AS WELL, ESPECIALLY AS A COLD FRONT PUSHES
       SOUTHWARDS ACROSS THE REGIONS.  MOTORISTS SHOULD BE PREPARED
       FOR SUDDEN VERY LOW VISIBILITIES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

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 ==DISCUSSION==
 LATEST INDICATIONS SHOW THAT A COLD FRONT WILL SINK SOUTHWARD ACROSS
 REGIONS EAST OF GEORGIAN BAY TONIGHT THEN THROUGH REMAINING AREAS ON
 FRIDAY.  SNOW SQUALLS ARE EXPECTED TO END IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT AS
 WINDS BECOME NORTHEASTERLY.

SNOW SQUALLS OVER SOUTHERN NIAGARA WILL DRIFT BACK TO THE SOUTH OUT
 OF THE REGION LATER TONIGHT.

PLEASE REFER TO YOUR LOCAL PUBLIC FORECAST FOR FURTHER DETAILS ON
 EXPECTED SNOWFALL AMOUNTS.  LISTEN FOR UPDATED WATCHES AND  WARNINGS.

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Default Re: Nov. 13/14/15 - snowfall

Thanks to Tom S. for reporting this :
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I'm hearing some epic chatter on the police scanners in the Barrie-Orillia-Oro-Bracebridge zones.
A female OPP officer came on and said she has not seen an MTO plow in an hour and she is stuck doing 40km/h through a foot of snow.
Chris Haycox tweeted he's seen a foot of snow in 4 hours and the MTO has been on the radio saying they can't see anything! HWY 11 remains closed north of Severn / Washago.
Just for some icing on the cake there has been a multi vehicle collision involving a plow and 5 transport trucks on hwy 400 at Lower Big Chute Rd and several secondary collisions on hwy 12 at the foot of Big Chute Rd. Not sure if anyone is dead but the whole highway is closed.
What a mess!
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An OPP officer is requesting assistance, he's trying to get back to detachment and the front of the car is pushing about 3 ft of snow, he's moving at less than 10 km/h in an SUV and not sure if he'll be able to get back to detachment. He's worried about damaging the vehicle and overheating the transmission because of the situation.


Another fellow officer somewhere on a side road said it was plowed for a couple kilometers and then the plowed area just stops. Now shes stuck in a crown vic and can't move, she says there's about 2-3 feet of snow where she is and can't move.


Sounds like rescue operations may be needed soon!


Air ambulance is also no longer running calls and the MOH ground ambulances have been grounded unless the person is absolutely going to die type deal. This is horrible!
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Default Re: Nov. 13/14/15 - snowfall

Snow has just started here in St. Kitts. Not hard, just some mid-sized fluffy flakes.

You can watch St. Kitts weather here as they build our new arena (camera will pan around from time to time): http://www.stcatharines.ca/en/specta...litywebcam.asp
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Default Re: Nov. 13/14/15 - snowfall

Was snowing a bit here in KW from the band that formed last night. Went to bed and woke up to a very light snowfall out there right now as well. Will be interesting to see how much we get when all is said and done. It should say Dec in the title btw.
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Toronto has relatively little snow compared to other areas; people are behaving like maniacs, though. It's pretty well been snowing non-stop since around noon.
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Code:
967 
 AWCN11 CWTO 151604
 UPDATED WEATHER SUMMARY FOR SOUTHERN ONTARIO AND THE
 NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
 AT 11:04 A.M. EST SUNDAY 15 DECEMBER 2013.

A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WHICH TRACKED SOUTH OF THE LOWER GREAT
 LAKES PRODUCED THE FIRST GENERAL SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL OF THE
 SEASON TO A WIDE SWATH OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO.

THE FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF WEATHER EVENT INFORMATION RECEIVED BY
 ENVIRONMENT CANADA AS OF 10 AM.

LOCATION                     EVENT SNOWFALL TOTALS IN CENTIMETRES

WINDSOR                              24

KINGSVILLE                           21 (AS OF 3 PM SATURDAY)

NEW GLASGOW                          20

DELHI                                17 (APPROXIMATE)

THOROLD (SOUTH OF ST. CATHARINES)    28

ST. CATHARINES                       17 (AS OF 6 PM SATURDAY)

GRIMSBY                              24

HAMILTON                             18 TO 20

BURLINGTON                           30 (UNOFFICIAL)

GRIMSBY                              24

OAKVILLE                             23 (AS OF 6 PM SATURDAY)

MISSISSAUGA                          20

TORONTO DOWNTOWN                     18 (APPROXIMATE)

TORONTO (RIVERDALE)                  20

TORONTO (DOWNSVIEW)                  12

TORONTO (EAST YORK)                  16

TORONTO PEARSON AIRPORT              11

MARKHAM                              11

VAUGHAN                              13

BRAMPTON                             14

KITCHENER                            10 (AS OF 11 PM SATURDAY)

CORNWALL                             20 TO 25

OTTAWA                               15 TO 20



PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SUMMARY MAY CONTAIN PRELIMINARY OR UNOFFICIAL
 INFORMATION AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A COMPLETE OR FINAL REPORT.

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