What is Canada’s National Forecast?
Another low-weather system in Colorado is heading towards Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada today.
The storm is expected to make landfall in southern Ontario late in the afternoon, bringing cold rain and snow to the area as it moves eastward into Quebec and the Maritimes on Tuesday.
Environment Canada upgraded its forecast from a special weather statement over the weekend to a winter weather travel advisory on Monday, to reflect the hazardous winter travel conditions expected. in Ontario.
Areas including Windsor, Simcoe, Sarnia, Elgin and Caledonia, Ont. under a freezing rain warning on Monday. According to Environment Canada, residents can expect an ice accumulation of 2 to 5 millimeters, followed by strong easterly winds blowing at about 70 kilometers per hour.
“Precipitation is forecast to begin late this morning or early afternoon in the form of snow or ice before turning to cold rain later this afternoon,” the agency’s website says. “Late evening, temperatures are forecast to rise above 0 degrees Celsius and the danger of freezing rain will cease.”
Cities including Hamilton, Toronto, Peel Region and Peterborough are following weather advisory statements from Environment Canada on Monday morning.
As temperatures change in the evening, Environment Canada says snow will peak at 2 to 4 cintemetres per hour, with totals expected at around 5 to 10 cintemetres.
Parts of southern Quebec are being warned for snowfall due to predicted Colorado low systems.
Residents of Metro Montreal, Laurentians, Quebec City and Charlevoix can expect 15 to 20 centimeters of snow on Tuesday.
The Maritimes have not been subject to any warnings from Environment Canada as of Monday, but CTV meteorologist Kelsey McEwen said the storm was heading in that direction.
Parts of Newfoundland and Labrador are under extreme cold warning on Monday with temperatures expected to drop to -46 degrees Celsius. Parts of Nunavut are expecting temperatures around -50 degrees Celsius.
BC HIT WITH A LOT OF Snow
The Colorado low-storm system that swept across Ontario came just as British Columbia was escaping from a separate winter blast that dumped 11 to 30 centimeters of snow inland on Sunday.
Heavy snow fell on tree branches, causing power outages for about 80,000 customers on Sunday morning. By early afternoon yesterday, power had been restored to about 90% of customers.
Places such as East Vancouver Island, Greater Victoria and the Southern Gulf Islands on Vancouver Island remained on Environment Canada’s snowfall warning as of Monday.
Monday and Tuesday morning, some areas of Vancouver Island will see more snow, about 10 to 15 centimeters thick.
“An area of low pressure over the Pacific Ocean will produce a thick sheet of snow on Vancouver Island to the south,” the Environment Canada website writes.