The Special Weather Statement is done, but now we could be getting more snow than we initially thought. Environment Canada issued a Snowfall Warning around 7 PM on Wednesday night…
Snowfall, with total amounts of about 15 cm is expected.
A significant April snowfall with 15 cm of snow on tap tonight.
Snow has become heavy at times across the region, especially in the Ottawa Valley including the National Capital and Gatineau. Total snowfall amounts near 15 centimetres are expected before the snow starts to change over to rain after midnight tonight. Locally higher amounts of close to 20 centimetres are possible in a few localities.
There is a chance of some ice pellets and brief freezing rain during the changeover from snow to rain after midnight.
As of 7 PM, 11 cm of snow has fallen in Gatineau, 10 cm in Casselman and 8 cm of snow has fallen at the Ottawa Airport.
Hazardous winter driving conditions from accumulating snow and very low visibility in areas of heavy snow have developed. Motorists should allow extra time to reach their destination.
Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.
Snowfall warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet reports to #ONStorm.