Winter storm warning in effect for:
Bracebridge – Gravenhurst
Huntsville – Baysville
Port Carling – Port Severn
Town of Parry Sound – Rosseau – Killbear Park
Major winter storm expected Friday and Saturday.
Travel will become hazardous.
Wind gusts up to 90 km/h creating widespread blowing snow which will reduce visibility to near zero at times.
Snowfall amounts of 5 to 15 cm by Friday evening. Snow squalls are expected to develop Friday night for some locations and continue through the weekend.
Wind chill values approaching minus 20.
Flash freeze producing icy and slippery surfaces.
Strong winds and widespread blowing snow developing Friday morning and continuing into Saturday.
Snow developing Friday morning. Snow squalls developing Friday evening for some locations and continuing through the weekend.
Very cold wind chill values will develop on Friday and persist into the weekend.
Flash freeze possible Friday morning.
Precipitation is expected to begin as snow or rain this evening. Temperatures are expected to plummet on Friday morning leading to a potential flash freeze. Rapidly falling temperatures will be accompanied by strong winds, snow at times heavy, and widespread blowing snow. Snow squalls will develop for some locations Friday night and continue through the weekend.
Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #ONStorm.
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