Monday, December 6, 2010

Snow Squall Warning: London, Ontario - The Weather Network

The Weather Network has issued a weather warning that effects the City of London and surrounding area. We urge all to drive safely and stay at home if possible.  Make some bread

Snow Squall Warning

Issued at 2:14 PM EST Monday 6 December 2010


Radar continues to shows flurries and snow squalls off Lake Huron and Georgia bay. The strongest squall comes from Lake Huron between grand band and London and then continues southeastward. Reports of 45 to 70 cm of snow were received over northwestern and southwestern sections of London. Significant blowing snow especially near the shore is likely. Another big squall moves from Georgian Bay towards Vaughan with 15 to 30 cm of snow reported. Snow amount in beaton reached 70 cm. Radar also shows a squall coming off Lake Ontario towards Niagara region. Local amounts 10 to 15 cm are possible.


Strong and cold northwest winds blowing over the relatively warmer waters of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay will result in snow squalls with bursts of heavy snow and local whiteout conditions today and into Tuesday. A significant issue in all areas will be zero visibilities in whiteout conditions from blowing snow thanks to the northwesterly winds gusting to 60 km/h. Motorists should note that dangerous winter driving conditions from whiteout conditions can and suddenly will develop from bursts of heavy snow and blowing snow. Quickly accumulating snow will also be a significant hazard...Which may make some highways virtually impassible to the southeast of Lake Huron due to the longevity of the snow squalls which may result in excessive snow depths. The lake effect flurries and snow squalls may persist into Wednesday in this long-lived event. Environment Canada continues to closely monitor this situation.


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