Time to break out the shovels and snowblowers again! Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the National Capital Region calling for a significant snowfall. The forecast calls for 2-4 cm of steady snowfall starting around noon, another 10 cm tonight. Periods of snow are forecast to continue through the day tomorrow. 2-4 additional cm expected before the system tapering off tomorrow afternoon. The majority of snow from this storm is forecast to hit to the south of us; a winter storm warning is in effect for areas including Kingston, Cornwall and Brockville.
Here’s what Environment Canada says the Ottawa area can expect:
Special weather statement in effect for:
- Ottawa North – Kanata – Orléans
- Ottawa South – Richmond – Metcalfe
Snow with some blowing snow Tuesday into Wednesday.Snow will spread northeast across the region this morning, reaching the National Capital area by noon. Total snowfall amounts of 10 to 20 cm are expected by Wednesday. Strong and gusty northeasterly winds will whip up the freshly fallen snow, causing blowing snow at times in exposed areas.Hazardous winter driving conditions are expected, and motorists should adjust travel plans accordingly. Areas closer to Eastern Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River are under a winter storm warning. The snow will taper off on Wednesday as the low pressure area moves away. (Environment Canada)