Via Environment Canada:
6:45 AM EST Sunday 20 November 2016
Snow squall warning in effect for:
- Barrie – Collingwood – Hillsdale
Snow squalls are expected. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow, and snow will quickly accumulate.
Local snowfall amounts near 15 cm within 12 hours are possible in heaviest snow squalls today and tonight.
Snow squalls have developed over Georgian Bay and are extending southeastwards over Southern Ontario. Strong northwest winds with gusts up to 70 or 80 km/h will also accompany these snow squalls resulting in near zero visibility in blowing snow.
Snow squalls are expected to taper to flurries on Monday.
Snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably; changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to email@example.com or tweet reports to #ONStorm.