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Special Weather Statement: Heavy snow headed for Toronto Sunday night

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TORONTO, ON, January 15, 2022 – Toronto and GTA commuters will be greeted for another dose of mother nature’s powder on Monday morning as Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for much of southern Ontario. ECCC says 10 – 20 cm of snow, if not more, is expected to arrive overnight Sunday. Meanwhile, areas to the northeast and south of Toronto are expected to receive up to a foot of snow.

Combine this with an the extreme cold temperatures of -25 with the windchill Saturday night and it is safe to say Toronto is within full throes of winter.

In terms of the white stuff headed our way, ECCC says to expect “Heavy snow and local blowing snow likely Sunday night into Monday.”

ECCC warns anyone who needs to travel that the snow is forecast to arrive across southern Ontario Sunday night and it will spread rapidly northeastward through the day Monday.

ECCC says “The snow will fall heavily at times with snowfall rates of a few centimetres per hour possible. Travel will likely be difficult due to the expected heavy snow.

“Total snowfall accumulations of 10 to 20 cm are expected, however, locally higher amounts cannot be ruled out. Some uncertainty remains in exact amounts, as this region lies on the western edge of the area expected to receive snow.

“In addition, northwesterly winds gusting up to 50 km/h will result in areas of poor visibility due to local blowing snow Monday afternoon.

“Conditions are forecast to improve by Monday evening as the snow comes to an end.”

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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