Wacky Winter Weather In The Capital

We’re all over the map when it  comes to the weather conditions in the Ottawa-area and Eastern Ontario!  Over Christmas we were stuck in the deep freeze.  Now we’re dealing with milder temperatures and freezing rain, which has resulted in schoolbus cancellations in Ottawa as well as the outyling areas. Tomorrow another crazy day, as we start out mild then turn colder and snowier.   Here’s the latest from Environment Canada in terms of watches and warnings:

4:15 AM EST Thursday 11 January 2018
Freezing rain warning in effect for:

  • Ottawa North – Kanata – Orléans

Over portions of extreme eastern Ontario areas of light freezing rain will likely affect the region, but amounts are not expected to be overly significant. Temperatures are expected to rise above the freezing mark later this morning ending the threat of freezing rain.Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas.


5:48 AM EST Thursday 11 January 2018
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Ottawa North – Kanata – Orléans
  • Ottawa South – Richmond – Metcalfe

Rain is expected to be patchy and light for much of today, but may become more widespread tonight and into Friday. A general rainfall of 10 to 20 mm appears likely, although some areas may see higher amounts. This rainfall in combination with the melting snowpack may result in pooling of water on roads and low-lying areas.

A very strong cold front will cross the region from northwest to southeast on Friday bringing an abrupt end to the mild spell. Rain will quickly transition to snow, with a risk of brief freezing rain during the changeover. Locally icy conditions are possible.

The snow will likely continue into Friday night and Saturday morning. Portions of eastern Ontario, particularly near the St. Lawrence River may see significant amounts of snow. (Environment Canada)

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