Now this is getting ridiculous! The red provinces and territories have current weather warnings.
As I listen to the snow hitting the windows and the wind wuthering around the house, I’m glad I don’t have to go anywhere today.
A series of snowstorms is rolling across the northern U.S. and southern Ontario. The rather chatty weather warning called it “snowmageddon” the other day, which I found amusing.
WOCN11 CWTO 191154 Special weather statement Issued by Environment Canada Ontario region. 6:54 AM EST Friday 19 December 2008. Special weather statement issued for.. City of Toronto Windsor - Essex - Chatham-Kent Sarnia - Lambton Elgin London - Middlesex Simcoe - Delhi - Norfolk Dunnville - Caledonia - Haldimand Oxford - Brant Niagara City of Hamilton Halton - Peel York - Durham Huron - Perth Waterloo - Wellington Dufferin - Innisfil Grey - Bruce Barrie - Orillia - Midland Belleville - Quinte - Northumberland Kingston - Prince Edward Peterborough - Kawartha Lakes Stirling - Tweed - South Frontenac Bancroft - Bon Echo Park Brockville - Leeds and Grenville City of Ottawa Gatineau Prescott and Russell Cornwall - Morrisburg Smiths Falls - Lanark - Sharbot Lake Parry Sound - Muskoka Haliburton Renfrew - Pembroke - Barry's Bay Algonquin Burk's Falls - Bayfield Inlet. ..Dreams of a white Christmas becoming reality.. The second in a series of snowstorms is coming in right on target towards southern Ontario today. The Colorado low was born as Expected and is now making a bee line northeast and will move across Ohio today into Pennsylvania tonight. Heavy snow has arrived into southwestern Ontario with Windsor airport already reporting 3 cm in under an hour along with visibility of only a couple hundred metres in heavy snow. The snow will reach across the greater Toronto area during the morning rush hour and on into eastern Ontario by noon. Most of eastern Ontario into ski country will be near the northern Fringe of this storm..With snowfall amounts of 10 centimetres or Less on tap. This storm has spawned winter storm warnings for heavy snow and blowing snow from Wingham to Peterborough to Kingston and south. Travellers should note that winter storm warnings are also in effect for large parts of the neighbouring states of Michigan and New York. Another potentially significant storm also emerging from Colorado will come quick on the heels of todays storm. It will affect a Much broader area including ski country and all of eastern Ontario including Ottawa. Snow and blowing snow will arrive Saturday Night from the southwest to the Golden Horseshoe and north to Georgian Bay. Snow will rapidly spread east across all of eastern Ontario including Ottawa Sunday morning. It will ease off somewhat during the day Sunday in southwestern sections but should Continue Sunday night over eastern Ontario. Total accumulations of 10 to 20 centimetres are quite possible in many regions. Travel may be particularly difficult once again due to strong easterlies and blowing snow which will swing into the northwesterly direction later in the day. Lake-effect flurries and snow squalls may develop late Sunday enhancing snow amounts in ski country. Yet another round of snow from what seems to be becoming a long parade of Colorado lows is likely Tuesday night into Christmas eve. Current indications suggest it may bring another significant Snowfall to southern Ontario Christmas eve..Ensuring that Christmas day will be white. The cumulative effects of these storms during the pre-Christmas travel week can have significant impacts on travel. Fresh additional snowfall amounts of 50 cm are quite possible in some areas by Wednesday. Folks are strongly urged to adjust travel plans accordingly if possible and stay tuned to Environment Canada for further weather updates. Listen for further statements. Additional information may also be found by consulting the latest public forecast. The next public forecast will be issued by 11 AM. END/OSPC
So far there there has been one 15-car pileup on Highway 400, a northbound highway out of Toronto that is notorious for its whiteouts, when snow blows across so thickly that drivers can’t see what’s ahead of them.