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Snow Squall Watch And Wind Warning Issued For Kawartha Lakes

UPDATE: BOTH HAVE ENDED!

KAWARTHA LAKES-

Snow squall watch in effect for:

  • Lindsay – Southern Kawartha Lakes

Snow squalls are expected to develop. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow, and snow will quickly accumulate.

Conditions are favourable for snow squalls off Georgian Bay beginning this evening.

Hazards:
Heavy snow and blowing snow.
Snowfall accumulations exceeding 15 cm in 12 hours are possible.

When:
Snow squalls are expected to develop early this evening and continue into Tuesday.

Impacts:
Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some
locations. Travel may also be hazardous due to very low visibility in bursts of heavy snow and blowing snow..

Discussion:
A sharp cold front will usher in fresh arctic air this afternoon setting up ideal conditions for lake effect snow squalls.

Snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably; changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common. Road closures are possible.

A Special weather statement is also in effect for:

  • Lindsay – Southern Kawartha Lakes
  • Peterborough City – Lakefield – Southern Peterborough County

Strong winds today.

Hazards:
Strong winds with gusts of 70 to 80 km/h this afternoon into this evening.

Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees.

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Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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