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The ‘biggest winter storm’ in several years is expected to hit parts of Ontario

The 'biggest winter storm in several years' is expected to hit parts of Ontario

Key takeaways:

  • The “biggest winter storm we’ve had in many years,” according to Global News Chief Meteorologist Anthony Farnell, could hit parts of Ontario late Sunday and last into Monday. 

As per the Global News’ Chief Meteorologist Anthony Farnell, the “biggest winter storm we’ve had in many years” could hit parts of Ontario late Sunday and last into Monday.

On Monday, he said, “we should predict significant school bus and school cancellations.”

On Sunday, a “disruptive winter storm” was already causing “severe weather” across the southern United States, according to Farnell.

“Heavy snow will start this evening about the Niagara region and just before midnight in the GTA as the system lifts north,” he stated.

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The snow will “quickly become heavy overnight,” as per Farnell, with snowfall rates of up to 5 centimeters for every hour.

He estimates that there will be 15 to 20 centimeters of snow on the ground in Toronto by Monday morning commute.

Meanwhile, cities such as St. Catharines and the Niagara region could get “nearly double that.”

According to Farnell, the “sharp snowfall gradient” makes this a “complicated storm,” according to Farnell.

The 'biggest winter storm in several years' is expected to hit parts of Ontario
The ‘biggest winter storm in several years’ is expected to hit parts of Ontario. Image from AccuWeather

According to him, the west end of the Greater Toronto Area will receive less snow (15 to 20 centimeters) than the east end (20 to 30 centimeters) and will also be closer to the lake.

Southwest Ontario, as well as the Bruce Peninsula, as per Farnell, will “barely see any snow from this storm.”

Meanwhile, 30 to 50 centimeters of snow could fall in eastern Ontario and the Niagara region.

Furthermore, Farnell predicted that winds would persist throughout Monday, “reducing visibility in blowing snow.”

Winter storms, as well as snowfall warnings, have been issued by Environment Canada for a large swath of the province.

Source: CTV News

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