Alerts for: Chapleau - Gogama
4:28 PM EST Friday 22 February 2019
Winter storm watch in effect for:
- Chapleau - Missinaibi Lake
- Gogama - Foleyet
Winter storm with potential for freezing rain Sunday followed by snow and blowing snow.
Precipitation associated with a winter storm will begin as snow Saturday but may change over to ice pellets and freezing rain before changing back to snow by Sunday morning . Rain may also make a brief appearance in some areas Saturday night or Sunday morning.
Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.
Total snow and ice pellet accumulations from this storm will vary widely from 5 to 15 cm.
In addition, winds will gradually strengthen Sunday with gusts to 60 to 80 km/h possible through Sunday night into Monday afternoon resulting in very low visibility in blowing snow.
Rapidly accumulating snow and ice pellets and very low visibility in snow and blowing snow will make travel hazardous.
There is still some uncertainty regarding the track of this developing winter storm originating in Texas. Environment Canada meteorologists will continue to monitor this developing situation closely.
Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations.
Winter storm watches 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 ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.
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