The Ottawa-Gatineau area is now in a WINTER STORM WARNING. A mix of snow, ice pellets are expected through the day Thursday and will continue into Friday. The system will move into the region overnight, before the brunt of the storm hits on Thursday morning.
Power outages are a possibility with this storm, so make sure that you are prepared in case the situation occurs.
The updated statement reads…
Hazardous winter conditions are expected.
Snow, heavy at times, will begin after midnight. Snow will change to ice pellets Thursday afternoon. Snow and ice pellet amount is expected to be near 15 cm. Ice pellets will then change to freezing rain Thursday evening and change back to rain or snow by Friday morning. Ice accretions of 5 to 10 mm are possible.
Utility outages may occur.
A Colorado low pressure system will track northeast across the lower Great Lakes Thursday then over northern New England Friday, bringing significant amounts of snow, ice pellets and freezing rain.
Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and hazardous.
Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to email@example.com or tweet reports to #ONStorm.
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