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Snowfall warning issued for Toronto and west GTA


TORONTO, ON., January 25, 2021 — A snowfall warning has been issued by Environment Canada for Toronto, Halton, Peel and Hamilton tomorrow from 7 am to 9 pm.

The special weather statement for Toronto, Halton and Peel says the area will see significant “Rapidly accumulating snow between 10 and 15 cm.

The Snowfall warning is in effect for:

  • Burlington – Oakville
  • Halton Hills – Milton
  • Mississauga – Brampton
  • Caledon – Dufferin
  • Hamilton
  • Toronto

Environment Canada says “Snowfall with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm is expected.

What: Significant snowfall with amounts of 10 to 15 cm.

Where: Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, and Halton region.

When: 7:00 AM Tuesday to 9:00 PM Tuesday”

The weather statement says to expect rapidly accumulating snow which will make travel difficult. Visibility maybe suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas.

Snow heavy at times is expected to affect areas near the west end of Lake Ontario on Tuesday. Easterly flow over the relatively warm waters of Lake Ontario along with the higher terrain of the Niagara Escarpment will both help to locally boost snowfall amounts.

Caledon and Dufferin can also expect some snow accumulation up to 10 cm with heavier accumulation in the Escarpment areas. The warning for those areas is from 9am to 9pm.

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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