WEST CARLETON – A new day and another special weather statement.
West Carleton Online has lost count of the number of special weather advisories released by Environment Canada this winter, but once again, here we are.
Environment Canada issues a Special Weather Statement today (Feb. 10) at 11:34 a.m. calling for a winter storm with an expected 15 to 25 centimetres of snow and blowing snow coming from the heavens on Tuesday, Feb. 12 and in to the following day.
“A low pressure brewing over the southern plains states may intensify into a winter storm as it tracks over southern Ontario Tuesday,” the statement reads. “Snow is expected to arrive during the day Tuesday and will likely continue Tuesday night into Wednesday. “
There is potential for 15 to 30 cm of snow across the area, with higher amounts possible. Strong and gusty easterly winds may cause low visibility in blowing snow. This weather system may have a significant impact on travel. Watches and warnings may be required as this event draws closer.
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.