Alerts for: City of Toronto

Statements

6:59 PM EST Friday 22 February 2019
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • City of Toronto

Major wind storm likely Sunday and Sunday night.

Damaging winds with frequent gusts of 90 to 110 km/h are expected to develop Sunday morning after the passage of a sharp cold front. Areas near the Great Lakes are more likely to experience winds at the higher end of this range. A few gusts may reach 120 km/h near the east end of Lake Erie and over Prince Edward County near Lake Ontario. The very strong winds will persist through Sunday night and gradually diminish on Monday.

Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Power outages are also possible.

In addition flurries and blowing snow will develop Sunday afternoon. Local snowfall amounts in the 2 to 5 cm range are possible by Monday morning. Any fresh snow that falls will be whipped up by the very strong winds creating whiteout conditions in blowing snow at times.

Visibility may be significantly and suddenly reduced to near zero resulting in dangerous winter driving conditions.

Wind warnings will likely be issued this weekend as this event draws closer.

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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